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DAVID
Lecours

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2014

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  health law  |  litigation

David Lecours works primarily as part of the labor and employment law team. He provides counsel to a mixed clientele made up of small businesses, public institutions, and large companies to help them in the day-to-day management of their human resources. He argues cases before arbitration tribunals, the Administrative Labor Tribunal, and civil courts. He also intervenes in occupational health and safety.

David holds an LLB from the University of Ottawa and completed studies in negotiation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In addition to practicing labor law, David has developed special expertise in integrity of the person, which has led him to regularly plead before the Court of Québec and the Superior Court of Québec.

In 2016 David received the “Junior Bar” award from the Barreau, an award given to a young lawyer whose involvement, drive, and determination breathe new life into the profession.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Health and Social Services

Assistant: Mélissa Riel

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Health law
  • Litigation (remedies of all types)

Education

  • LL.L., Université d'Ottawa (2013)
  • Intensive certificate in negotiation, London School of Economics and Political Science (2013)
  • University of Ottawa delegate for the Harvard Model United Nations (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rouyn-Noranda) (2014 to present)
  • Bélanger Barrette Avocats (Rouyn-Noranda)
  • Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law (Ottawa)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Infractions pénales en vertu de la Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail : que faire de la décision Jordan?, article published on the web portal of the order of certified human resources professionals in February 2017

  • Training session on discrimination in hiring at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in November 2016

  • Training session on reasonable accommodation in the workplace at the Cain Lamarre Labor and Employment Symposium in September 2016

  • Various lectures and training sessions on labor law and occupational Heath an safety law

  • “Managing social media in the workplace", lecture given at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec
  • Vice-chair, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Rouyn-Noranda
  • Member, board of directors, Regroupement des jeunes chambres de commerce du Québec
  • President and co-founder, youth wing of Rouyn-Noranda’s Chambre de commerce et d’industrie
  • Member, board of directors, Festival des guitares du monde en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Member, Human Resources Advisory Committee, Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ)

Distinctions

  • Recipient of Prix Jeune Barreau,Barreau de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Recipient of Prix Marcel-Baril
  • Recipient of Prix Implication, MRC de Rouyn-Noranda
  • Recipient of Bourse de la francophonie
  • Recipient of a fellowship in administrative law from the University of Ottawa