Joël Michaud, K.C.

Joël's work is focused on labour and employment law in both the public and private sectors, as well as administrative law, including providing advice and representation to professional self-regulated associations.

Practicing through Atlantic Canada and Québec, Joël provides strategic advice to clients in all aspects of labour relations, employment law, and general litigation. He has appeared in all levels of court in New Brunswick, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Joël is counsel to professional regulating bodies in matters of public complaints, licensing matters and governance.

He is a certified workplace investigator and trained mediator.

In his third-party arbitration practice in New Brunswick, Joël is a recognized arbitrator under the Police Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Smoke-Free Places Act.  He has also been selected as an arbitrator under the Alberta Labour Relations Code.

Mindful of his clients’ interests, Joël is often able to resolve matters by being creative and by fostering healthy working relationships with opposing counsel.

Recognized by his peers as a subject-matter expert, Joël regularly speaks at conferences and seminars, in New Brunswick and elsewhere, and has been a lecturer at the bar admission course organized by the Law Society of New Brunswick for over 20 years.

Joël is a long-term member of the Ethics Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 1993 (defunct)
New Brunswick, 1992

Law School
LL.B., Université de Moncton, 1991

B.Ed., Université de Moncton, 1988

Labour Law
Professional Regulation
Workplace Investigations