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Jules Brière

Jules Brière



  • Aboriginal Law
  • Government affairs and public law litigation
  • Health and social services
  • Aboriginal

WSG Practice Industries


Quebec, Canada



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. 


  • D.E.S., Public Law (Paris), 1965
  • LL.L., Université Laval, 1963
Areas of Practice

Aboriginal | Aboriginal Law | Government affairs and public law litigation | Health and social services | Health Law | Information, Privacy and Defamation | Life Sciences | Mediation and Arbitration

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Lawyers of the Year 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers 2020


  • Electronic Signatures and Document Management
  • The Civil Liability of Professionals: Major Legislative Changes
  • Contrats gouvernementaux
  • Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 3
  • Legal newsletter for the health and social services network and health-care professionals, Number 2
  • Since last October 30, it has become more difficult for non-residents to acquire agriculturally zoned lands suitable for the cultivation of the soil or the raising of livestock in Quebec
  • Judicial Review: impact of the Vavilov Judgment

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