Jules Brière has been in private practice in Québec City since 1976. He has acquired a strong reputation in constitutional law, administrative law, health law and the law governing public lands (production, transmission and distribution of hydro-electricity, forestry and land management).
Mr. Brière has on many occasions advised governments, various ministries and public and parapublic agencies on the legal aspects of resource management and development in the public domain, the legal regime governing the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities, the rules on access to information and the protection of personal information, as well as the legal relations between the state and aboriginal nations. He has also advised and represented Crown corporations and private businesses and acted as a legal advisor on the implementation of large projects.
In addition, Mr. Brière has participated as a legislative drafter in the design, writing and review in parliamentary committee of a large number of government bills introduced in the National Assembly of Quebec. He is the author of a variety of publications dealing with administrative law and constitutional law.
From 1965 to 1970, he was a full-time professor in the faculty of law at Université Laval in public law. From 1970 to 1976, he worked as assistant to the law clerk of the Québec legislature and was also deputy minister of the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs. He has held the Louis-Philippe-Pigeon Chair in Legal Drafting at Université Laval since 2006.
- The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Health law and Public and administrative law, since 2016
- Lawyer of the year in Public and administrative law, 2018 and 2020
- Justicia award, 2016
- Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.), 2009
- LL.L., Université Laval, 1963
- D.E.S., Public Law (Paris), 1965
- Member of the Barreau du Québec
Boards and Professional Affiliations
- Canadian Bar Association
- Certified mediator