An energetic advocate for the rights of unions and individuals, Simone Truemner-Caron brings excellent research, writing and interpersonal skills to her practice of labour, human rights and criminal law.
The majority of Simone’s practice focuses on individual and policy grievances for union and association clients. Additionally, she contributes to pro bono human rights files and conducts criminal intakes. Her practice of labour law frequently requires forays in constitutional, human rights, contract, privacy, international and tort law. She practices in both French and English.
Since joining UPFH as an associate in 2021, Simone has represented union and individual union members in the transit and education sectors. She is herself a former teacher. Her legal record includes litigating grievances related to fitness-for-duty policies and participating in Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenges related to freedom of association. As a student, she provided pro bono legal information at Projet Genèse in the domains of housing, welfare and pensions; interned in the human rights department at CUPE’s Montréal office; and won third-best pair in the Laskin moot.
Simone has published on labour law in Education & Law Journal. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Canadian Bar Association and L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.
She completed her JD and LLM at l’Université de Sherbrooke (2019), where she won the mention d’excellence- palmarès facultaire and the bourse financière de la Banque Nationale. She received her LLB at Université du Québec à Montréal (2019), where she graduated on the tableau d’honneur de la faculté. She also holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the Université de Montréal and a BSc and a BEd from the University of Toronto.