Jean-Yves Brière, a lawyer since 1978, specialises in administrative and labour law. He has a private practice in Montreal. This practice leads him to plead regularly before administrative tribunals and common-law courts (Superior Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada). He also serves as a member of an administrative tribunal, initially in 2002, as a member of the review committee of Legal Aid, determining the eligibility of applicants for legal aid, and since 2002 as a member of the discipline committee of the Quebec Bar. In addition to his legal practice, Brière is a part-time instructor at Université de Montréal and until 2007 was head of the labour law department of the ongoing education department of the Quebec Bar. He has also been head of the public and administrative law department of the École du Barreau. Since 1999 he has taught at the Continuing Professional Education Institute, which offers training to Canadian administrative tribunals. Finally, he is the author of several books, including Le droit de l’emploi au Québec, co-authored with Fernand Morin and Dominic Roux.