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JEAN
Côté

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1976

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  litigation

Jean Côté, partner, has been practicing law for 40 years, mainly labor and employment law. He has extensive expertise and argues cases before all the various tribunals in this field, particularly arbitration adjudicators, Tribunal administratif du travail, and the higher courts. Over the course of his career, he has negotiated a number of collective agreements in the private and municipal sectors.

Jean also has recognized experience in the health and social services network and has been representing most of this sector’s establishments in his region since the early 1980s. As chair of the Drummondville Chamber of Commerce, he has presided over a number of its committees, including those dealing with school reform, the Drummondville airport, and the cleanup of Rivière Saint-François.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Education and Early Childhood
  • Manufacturing
  • Health and Social Services
  • Financial Services

Other titles

  • Member, Cain Lamarre board of directors

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations)
  • Litigation (civil liability)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1975)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Drummondville) (2010 to present)
  • Clair Laplante Côté (Drummondville)
  • Crown Prosecutor, judicial district of Drummond (Drummondville)
  • André Biron Proulx Côté Théroux (Drummondville)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer at École nationale de police du Québec in Nicolet
  • Business law lecturer at Cégep de Drummondville
  • Various lectures and training session on labor and employment law

Associations, committees, boards

  • Administrator and President, Fondation Sainte-Croix
  • Administrator and President, Fondation Frederick-George-Heriot
  • Administrator and Second Vice President, Fondation Sainte-Croix/Heriot
  • President, Drummondville Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chair of many of its committees
  • Chair, Centraide campaign for the Drummondville region
  • President, Club Kiwanis
  • Former Chair, Gala des Affaires
  • Former Chair, Cégep de Drummondville’s 20th anniversary celebrations
  • Former Chair, Drummondville’s Junior Chamber of Commerce

Distinctions

  • Recipient of the 2014 Philanthropic Merit award from Fondation Sainte-Croix/Heriot
  • President of the Arthabaska Bar Association