Claire Kane Boychuk is an associate lawyer at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, and a member of our Employment Law Group.

Claire works on a range of employment issues, and also has experience in human rights, disability law, and public and administrative law.

Prior to joining the firm, Claire clerked at the Federal Court of Canada, where she won the Exchequer Cup moot competition. She also worked for two Members of Parliament through the Parliamentary Internship Programme. A paper that Claire wrote, “Choosing Citizens: Canada’s Obligations to Migrants with Disabilities”, was cited by a Parliamentary committee in 2017, and contributed to a change in the law concerning immigration.

Claire is passionate about advocating for clients in the face of adversity and finding creative solutions. She has seen first-hand the impact that a dedicated lawyer can have when there is a power imbalance in the workplace. She is committed to helping individuals thrive in their work and in their lives, and advocating for employment conditions that respect and celebrate diversity. Claire is relentlessly optimistic, very approachable and an excellent listener.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys being outdoors, whether that be cycling, hiking, swimming, or gardening.