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LINDA
Lavoie

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1984

Expertise: labor and employment law  |  education law  |  administrative law

With 33 years of legal practice to her credit, Linda Lavoie, partner in the firm, practices labor and employment, education, and human rights and freedoms law. She regularly appears before the courts, representing unions and employees in the education sector in various labor relations disputes.

She also appears before the higher courts in cases of appeals to decisions issued by administrative tribunals. An author of numerous publications on labor law, she also gives presentations on labor and employment law and has taught at the Québec Bar and Université Laval.

Her field of specialization:

  • Education and Early Childhood

Assistant: Karine Murray

Other titles

  • Member, Cain Lamarre board of directors

Expertise

  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, human rights, pay equity, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)
  • Education law (work-related injuries and illnesses, accreditation, grievance and dispute arbitration, employment insurance, disability insurance, judicial reviews, administrative law, personal law, pay equity, interpretation and enforcement of collective agreements, fundamental rights and freedoms, labor standards, pension plans, occupational health and safety)
  • Administrative law (professional conduct, ethics, and governance, constitutional law, administrative remedies, appealing government decisions)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1983)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (1999 to present)
  • Grondin Poudrier Bernier (Quebec City)
  • Trudel Nadeau (Quebec City)
  • Bertrand Otis (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instructor, labor law, Faculty of Industrial Relations, Université Laval
  • Instructor, procedure writing, administrative law, rights and freedoms, negotiations, and labor law, Quebec City Bar School
  • Coauthor of an annotated guide to the Pay Equity Act
  • Various articles on recent developments in education law
  • Various lectures on labor law, education law, and pay equity, mainly to union audiences
  • Various training sessions on advocacy as part of the continuing education classes offered by the Quebec Bar Association

Associations, committees, boards

  • Former member, Board of Directors, Théâtre Trident
  • Former member, Board of Directors, SAAQ
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Espace culturel Rive-droite
  • Former member, Quebec Bar Association Disciplinary Committee
  • Former member, Quebec Bar Association Women’s Committee