MICHELLE COOK

TORONTO EMPLOYMENT LAWYER

Michelle is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (Juris Doctor), the University of Toronto (Honours Bachelor of Arts, with distinction) and La Cité (French language certificate). At Osgoode, Michelle finished in the top 8% of her class and obtained a specialization in labour and employment law. Michelle has received numerous awards for her academic excellence, including Osgoode’s Labour Law Essay Prize. Her work has been published in numerous national law journals, including the Alberta Law Review, and she has spoken at national conferences on topics such as legal education and marijuana law.

While attending law school, she served as Vice-President (External) of the Osgoode Labour and Employment Law Society, Third Year Representative of the Osgoode Business Law Society, Associate Editor on the Osgoode Hall Law Journal and Senior Editor on the Court. Moreover, she also was appointed to provincial Minister’s Advisory Council of Students as the sole law school representative to the Premier and Osgoode’s Faculty Council (Digital Innovation Committee).

Michelle has substantial experience drafting various legal documents and has appeared before the Ontario Small Claims, Superior and Divisional Courts. She has also handled matters involving the Ministry of Labour (Employment Standards) and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Outside of law she enjoys running, hiking, painting and trivia.