Stephan J. Bertrand
Stephan J. Bertrand is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and went on to complete his law degree. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1992, Mr. Bertrand is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Following his career in private practice, where he specialized in litigation in the areas of employment, commercial and bankruptcy law, Mr. Bertrand joined the Department of Justice in 2000 where he conducted litigation in disability law and employment and labour law before various boards and tribunals, and at all levels of the courts on behalf of the Government of Canada. For the past 10 years, Mr. Bertrand has worked as legal counsel for Treasury Board and for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
A seasoned speaker on topics such as disability law and expert testimony, he has served as a litigation mentor and trainer for new lawyers and articling students in the public and private sectors. He also taught civil procedure, administrative law and mediation for the Ontario Bar Admission program from 1998 to 2008.
Prior to joining the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB), Mr. Bertrand was a full-time member of the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB).