Jean-Michel is a Research Lawyer at Emond Harnden, providing research services in both official languages in labour and employment law, including civil litigation, human rights, arbitration, collective bargaining, employment standards compliance, language rights, workplace health and safety, constitutional law, administrative law, education law and privacy. Jean-Michel also assists lawyers in drafting legal opinions, employment contracts and policies.
Jean-Michel received a General Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in History (magna cum laude) and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa. He also received a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa in which his thesis focused on constitutional law and language rights.
Jean-Michel was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, he articled at two national firms in Ottawa where he was exposed to many areas, including civil, commercial and appellate litigation, employment and labour law, health law and trademarks. Before his articles, he worked for the Legal Affairs Branch of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.
Jean-Michel is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the County of Carleton Law Association and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Official Languages Committee of the Ontario Bar Association.