Jeanne Pérès

Key practice areas
Labour and Employment Law, Aboriginal Law, Public and Administrative Law, Employment Law
Québec Bar 2023

Jeanne Pérès practises in Indigenous law and in labour and employment law. Her hybrid, diversified practice enables her to address a variety of labour relations issues and to offer a wide range of legal advice and solutions tailored to the specific needs and realities of Indigenous entities.

Jeanne stands out for her integrated approach to Indigenous legal issues, especially her way of articulating Indigenous legal orders and the body of Canadian legislation, doctrine and case law developed around Aboriginal law. Her Master’s degree in Indigenous Law at McGill University gave her a keen understanding of the issues facing Indigenous peoples today. Similarly, her experience as a research assistant, combined with her participation in writing academic articles on labour law, gave her a solid foundation for tackling complex and novel legal issues. This experience also gave her the tools she needed to face up to the reality of a rapidly changing labour market.

Jeanne received several awards throughout her university studies. She was awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Fellowship (SSHRC) and the O’Brien Graduate Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in recognition of her excellent academic record and the potential of her Master’s research project.

She practises law in French and English.

Employment law

  • Assisting employers with labour standards, individual actions, employment contract drafting, non-compete and loyalty obligations, dismissal, disciplinary measures, human rights in the workplace, and drafting of workplace policies.

Aboriginal law

  • Assisting Indigenous clients in matters involving treaty rights, Aboriginal rights, land claims, right of self-government, the Indian Act, the duty to consult, the drafting and implementation of legislation, regulations and governance mechanisms, and any matter involving mining, energy, the environment or economic development, including the negotiation and drafting of impact and benefit agreements.
  • Academic Achievement Price, McGill University, 2022
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC), McGill University, 2021
  • O’Brien Graduate Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University, 2021
  • Dean's Honour List, Université de Montréal Faculty of Law, 2017-2020

LL.M., Aboriginal and Indigenous Law (with thesis), McGill University, 2023

LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2020

International Exchange Program in Milan, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale, Fall 2019

International Summer Program in San José, Universidad de San José, Summer 2018