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MARTIN
Brunet

Title: lawyer, partner Year of call: 1991

Expertise: municipal law  |  labor and employment law

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) Annual Conference, 2007 
  • Lecture: “Psychological Harassment: Three Years Later,” Association des gestionnaires en ressources humaines de l’Estrie (AGRHE) Annual Conference, 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) Conference, 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) Conference, 2012
  • Training: “The Act 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), 2012–2013
  • 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), 2013–2014
  • Training: “Vested Rights and Discretionary Rules in Urban and Land Use Planning,” Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), 2015 to present
  • Lecture: “The Act respecting labour standardsand Other Topics,” ROC de l’Estrie, 2019

Associations, committees, boards

  • Vice-chair of the board of Maison Jeunes-Est in Sherbrooke, 2001–2018.