- Ontario (2002)
- Osgoode Hall Law School (2000) LLB
- McGill University (1996) Bachelor of Social Work
is the Director of Legal Recruitment and Development at Lenczner Slaght.
Natalie is responsible for managing the Firm’s recruitment and professional development initiatives to nurture the professional growth and development of its legal talent. Her role focuses on the talent lifecycle of our students and associates. Her role will include recruitment, career coaching and mentoring, professional learning, performance management, and retention. Natalie is also involved in managing the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Collaborating with the Firm’s management committee, partners and business teams, Natalie leverages her background to integrate talent growth and development into the Firm’s broader strategic goals and objectives to support long term growth.
Natalie has developed expertise identifying and recruiting top talent through law school recruitment processes and at the lateral associate level. Natalie directs the Firm’s liaison activities with law schools, law students and law student organizations.
Natalie’s expertise is recognized in the talent management community. She is often called upon to share her experience and advice with students at law schools and other forums, appearing on panels focusing on recruitment, interviewing, resilience and diversity and inclusion. Natalie is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and is co-chair of the NALP’s Summer and Articling Working Group. Natalie has completed Mental Health First Aid Training.
Prior to joining the Lenczner Slaght, Natalie worked in the Toronto office of an international law firm for almost twenty years, practicing as an employment litigator for almost a decade before transitioning into a talent management role.
The Advocates' Society
The Canadian Bar Association
The Ontario Bar Association
National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
Natalie will help us continue to attract, recruit, and retain top legal talent by managing the firm’s recruitment, professional development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives
Natalie Zinman was interviewed in the PrecendentJD article “The Bay Street Job Market Holds Steady.”
Natalie Zinman was interviewed in the Lexpert article “From Summer to Articling.”
Natalie Zinman was quoted in the PrecendentJD article “Firm Recruiters Share Tips for Landing Your First Law Job.”
In the Lexpert article “Confronting the Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession”, Natalie discusses the challenges that employees face when it comes to achieving a work/life balance.
Natalie Zinman was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article “Landing the big one” about what students can do to get experience on bigger cases.
Natalie Zinman co-presented at the 2015 NALP Annual Education Conference in Chicago on the topic, “Why Should We Hire You? Perfecting the Art of Persuasion in Interviewing.”
Natalie Zinman co-authored the Lexology article Proposed amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: relief is on the way for M&A transactions.