Shir joined as an associate in the Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office after completing her articles at the firm.
Shir is developing a broad practice, advising employers in all areas of workplace law. During her time at the firm, she has drafted written submissions for various courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. In addition to advocacy work, Shir regularly reviews and drafts employee handbooks, employment contracts and severance agreements.
Shir holds a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University, Faculty of Law and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Spanish from Queen’s University. During her time in law school, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Queen’s Workplace Law course and as a Research Assistant in the area of comparative constitutional law and legal ethics. She received the Baker & McKenzie award in labour law and a Second Honourable Mention in the Phanor J Eder Essay Competition run by the American Society of Comparative Law.
Shir acted as a Student Caseworker for both Queen’s Legal Aid and the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She also served as a Justice Education Fellow for the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), leading public legal education programs for youths in the Kingston community.
In her spare time, Shir enjoys cooking, hiking and catching live concerts around Toronto.
Shir is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish.