Benoît
Amyot

Title : Lawyer, partner Year of call : 1996

Expertise : aboriginal and constitutional law | litigation | labor and employment law

Hotline: 581 217-3065

Benoît Amyot, partner, has practiced law for over 20 years and has developed invaluable expertise in indigenous affairs as well as in civil and commercial litigation. His versatility in searching for legal solutions draws from his broad experience working with clients in diverse fields.

In indigenous affairs, he accompanies many first nations in their negotiations with government authorities and on matters of economic development and governance. Both before the courts and in negotiations, his approach is innovative and efficient. His expertise is also recognized in matters of specific aboriginal claims where he has successfully concluded important agreements for First Nations.

Assistant: Raymonde Marchand

Expertise

  • Aboriginal and constitutional law (negotiation of constitutional and administrative agreements, First Nation governance, land claims and specific claims)
  • Litigation (extraordinary remedies, civil liability)
  • Labor and employment law (collective labor relations, individual labor relations)

Education

  • Indigenous Summer Course (Indigenous Law: Research, Method and Practice), University of Victoria, BC (2019)
  • Certificate - Indigenous Canada (MOOCs), University of Alberta (2018)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1995)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Roberval (2002 to present)
  • Dunton Rainville, Montreal
  • Lecomte Langis, Valleyfield

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer, Atelier national sur les revendications autochtones, Halifax (2018), Ottawa (2017 and 2014), Quebec (2011) and Charlottetown (2010)
  • Various lectures and training sessions on municipal law to elected municipal officials, for ADGMQ (Quebec Association of Municipal General Managers)

Associations, committees, boards

  • President, Barreau du Québec, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean bar chapter (2015-2016)
  • Administrator, Barreau du Québec, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean chapter
  • Organizer, 6th FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships
  • President, Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean
  • Member, Board of Directors, Centraide (United Way), Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean region
  • Chairman, Roberval Richelieu Club

Distinctions

  • L. Lachance et Associés Award of Academic Excellence in Insurance Law from Université de Sherbrooke
  • Member, Top Francophone Team, Gale Interuniversity Moot Competition