Jaime Burnet

Jaime is a compassionate advocate. Her practice focuses on labour, employment, professional regulation, and human rights law.

She facilitates training sessions on preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based harassment in the workplace, and creating safe, inclusive workplaces for 2SLGBTQIA+ people.

Jaime has appeared before labour arbitrators, labour standards adjudicators, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and a public commission of inquiry.

Jaime received her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. During law school, she worked as a research assistant on international human rights law projects regarding discrimination in the health care system against women who use drugs, and regarding the criminalization of sex, gender, and reproduction. She completed a placement at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, practicing poverty law, family law, and criminal law.

Prior to attending law school, Jaime completed an M.A. in Women and Gender Studies & Sexual Diversity Studies from the University of Toronto. She is the former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community (SOGIC) section. In her spare time, she bakes gluten-free muffins and writes fiction.

Year of Call

Law School
JD, Dalhousie University 2016

MA, University of Toronto, 2009
BA, Dalhousie University/University of King’s College, 2008

Human Rights
Labour Law