Jadine (Jay) Lannon

Labour, Employment and Human Rights Lawyer, Workplace Investigator

Law SchoolUniversity of Toronto
When not at work I amDoing one of my numerous weird hobbies
Ice Cream Flavour(dairy free) peanut butter and chocolate
Community WorkVolunteer with Access Pro Bono, supervising lawyer with Pro Bono Students Canada
If I wasn’t a lawyer I would beRegistered Clinical Counsellor
Book RecommendationFiction: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-
Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Non-fiction: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

about Jay

Legal issues can be scary and overwhelming, especially when they’re related to employment. I work closely with my clients to demystify the law and find a path forward that best suits their needs and goals.

I have been practicing law in the areas of human rights, employment, labour, and professional regulation since 2018. I have spent the majority of my career in union-side labour law, working at both boutique union-side firms in Vancouver and as in-house counsel at two major public sector unions in BC. I have assisted both public and private sector unions with all kinds of matters, from grievances to bargaining strategy.

I have also worked extensively with individuals on human rights, employment, and professional regulation matters. I love working with clients to find meaningful and cost-effective ways to resolve workplace issues.

I am committed to intersectional social justice and to dismantling systems of colonization and oppression. I understand that the law is frequently one of these systems, and strive to assist clients to interact with the legal system in ways that minimize harms and maximize control and empowerment. As a member of the queer community, I have a particular interest in 2SLGBTQ+ issues and have worked with many queer and trans folks to address workplace discrimination.

I have benefited from many wonderful mentors in my career and am always trying to pay that forward through my volunteer work. In particular, I have been volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada as a supervising lawyer for the last three years, which has allowed me to work closely with many wonderful law students and queer organizations in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, including Qmunity. If you are a law student or young lawyer and you want to talk to someone about this strange and sometimes beautiful career, email me!

When I am not working, I am doing one of my numerous weird hobbies (as referenced above), including making soap, baking bread, crocheting, running Dungeon and Dragons campaigns, painting Dungeon and Dragons minis, playing video games, biking, running, rock climbing, surfing, and hiking. Whew! I’m tired already.