Martin
Brunet

Title : Lawyer, partner Year of call : 1991

Expertise : municipal law | labor and employment law

Hotline: 873 389-5108

Martin Brunet practices in the fields of municipal, environmental, and administrative law and labor and employment law. He primarily represents public and private sector employers as well as municipalities, regional county municipalities, and educational institutions before judicial and administrative courts. Called to the Bar in 1991, he joined Cain Lamarre in our Sherbrooke office in 2019.

Assistant: Catherine Champagne

Expertise

  • Municipal law
  • Labor and employment law

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1990)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer in labor law and public and administrative law, Québec Bar School (2007 to present)
  • Training for newly elected officials: “Roles and Responsibilities of the Municipal Official,” Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2007 to present)
  • Lecture: “Reasonable Accommodations and Municipal Services,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2007)
  • Lecture: “Psychological Harassment: Three Years Later,” Association des gestionnaires en ressources humaines de l’Estrie (AGRHE) (2007)
  • Lecture for elected officials and municipal civil servants: “Calls for Tenders: How to Avoid Pitfalls – Theory and Practice,” (2009)
  • Lecture: “Responsibilities and Roles of the Director General, Regardless of the Size of the Municipality,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2011)
  • Training: “Privacy Expectations at Work,” Association des gestionnaires en ressources humaines de l’Estrie (AGRHE) (2011)
  • Lecture: “Responsibilities and Roles of the Director General,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) Annual Conference (2011)
  • Training: “Developing Ethical Behavior,” Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2011 to present)
  • Lecture: “Social Media and Managing Labor Relations,” Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2012)
  • Training: “TheAct respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2012)
  • Training: “The New Obligations of the Director General,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) (2012 to 2013)
  • Lecture: “Social Media and Managing Labor Relations,” Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) Conference (2013)
  • Training for newly elected officials, Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) (2013 to 2014)
  • Training: “Vested Rights and Discretionary Rules in Urban and Land Use Planning,” Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) (2015 to present)
  • Lecture: “TheAct respecting labour standardsand Other Topics,” ROC de l’Estrie (2019)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Director, La Rose des vents de l’Estrie 2019 (organization helping people with cancer and their loved ones)
  • Vice-chair of the board of Maison Jeunes-Est in Sherbrooke (2001 to 2018)
  • President, organizing committee for the Recognition Gala of the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce (2005)
  • Estrie-Montérégie regional delegate, provincial board of directors of the Arthritis Society, Quebec division (2004 to 2005)
  • Director and secretary, executive committee, Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce (2001 to 2005)
  • President, Club Richelieu Sherbrooke (2002 to 2003)
  • Honorary President of the La Grande Table fundraising campaign (2002)
  • President of the board of directors, Estrie Arthritis Society (2001 to 2003)