Karine Dion is an associate lawyer with Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, practising in our Labour and Employment Law groups. Her work on behalf of employees includes reviewing severance packages and settlement documents, drafting demand letters, pleadings, Affidavits, and Mediation and Pre-trial Briefs.
For her employer clients, her work includes drafting employment contracts, termination documents, and policies, in addition to advising them on their legal obligations with respect to various employment law issues and topics.
For the labour law group, she represents union clients through the bargaining process (including drafting collective agreement language), prepares and presents preliminary opinions, prepares files for up-coming arbitrations, including preparing witnesses for same, and researches case law on various labour law issues.
Finally, Karine is the Blog Editor/Lead for the firm’s employment law blog, ‘The Workplace Matters’, and is also responsible for updating the Employment Law Group on new precedential cases and upcoming changes to legislation within the group’s sphere of practise. She is fluently bilingual and represents her clients in both official languages.
Prior to joining Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, Karine practised insurance defence at a large Canadian firm. During law school she participated in the Laskin Moot Competition in French, and she also has experience in advocacy and criminal law.
Karine is committed to her clients and to resolving their legal issues. She is inquisitive by nature, and works hard to get her clients the compensation they deserve. Karine appreciates what they are going through, and strives to be accessible and responsive in all communication.
Outside of work, Karine spends most of her time outdoors. In winter that means ice-skating and snowboarding, while in the summer she likes playing softball, volley-ball and swimming. She also loves adventure travelling, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and hiking the entire Torres del Paine in Patagonia.