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BENOÎT
Amyot

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1996

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

With 21 years of practice, partner Benoît Amyot possesses an invaluable expertise in labor and employment law, aboriginal affairs, and civil and commercial litigation. He draws on his broad experience in diverse fields to provide clients with a wide array of legal solutions.

In aboriginal affairs, he has worked with band councils on matters of economic development, local governance, and specific claims during negotiation of agreements with all three levels of government. He has also represented clients on numerous occasions in both provincial and federal court.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Native Affairs
  • Financial Services

Assistant: Raymonde Marchand

Expertise

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

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1995)

Professional experience

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

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lectures, National Claims Research Workshop 2011
  • arious 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