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Year of Call: Ontario, 2021
Jamie Burns is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Her practice involves providing strategic advice and representation to employers and management in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of labour, employment and human rights issues. This includes grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, labour disputes, occupational health and safety, human rights and accommodation and employment standards.
Jamie received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University. While studying at Queen’s, Jamie was the managing editor of production of the Queen’s Law Journal. She was actively involved in student government and worked as a student caseworker for the Queen’s Family Law Clinic where she assisted self-represented litigants prepare their documentation and navigate the family court process. She was a teacher’s assistant for various courses—such as entrepreneurship—at the Queen’s Smith School of Business.
Before attending law school, Jamie received her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business. Jamie summered and articled at the firm before returning as an associate in 2021.
Employment Law Human Rights Labour Relations Occupational Health
Arts & Sports Colleges Education Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Non-profit Organizations Retail & Wholesale Trade School Boards Social Services Universities
Memberships & Affiliations
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment section)
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Select Publications & Presentations
“Gender Identity and Expression in the Workplace” Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association ECHO Newsletter (Summer 2022)
Queen’s University Faculty of Law, J.D.
Queen’s University Smith School of Business, B. Comm (Hons.)
Ryerson University, Chang School of Continuing Education, Occupational Health and Safety Certificate