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Luna Martine

Luna-Martine Jean

B.A, J.D. LL.L.

Barrister-at-law

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About Luna-Martine Jean

Luna-Martine Jean pursued her legal education at the University of Ottawa, where she obtained both civil law (LL.L.) and common law (J.D.) degrees, graduating Summa Cum Laude at the top of her class. Prior to law school, Ms. Jean received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in International Development Studies, Minoring in Political Science. She is fluent in English, French and Creole.

Ms. Jean currently practices in the area of Canadian immigration and refugee immigration law. She has experience in preparing permanent residency and temporary residency applications, representing clients on their refugee claims, as well as judicial review and stay of removal motions. Ms. Jean also regularly provides advice to clients regarding immigration consequences of a criminal conviction or sentence, pre-removal risk assessment applications, inadmissibility issues, as well as a range of other immigration and refugee matters.

In 2011- 2012 Ms. Jean worked at the Federal Court with the Honourable Justice de Montigny. Before joining Gerami Law PC, Ms. Jean was also a Litigation Analyst for two years (2012-2014) at Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada. In that capacity, she worked on Canada’s largest class action settlement agreement, analyzed the evidentiary records of all parties and drafted decision recommendations.

During her legal studies, Ms. Jean interned with the Honourable Pierre Isabelle of the Québec Superior Court. She worked as a Marking Assistant to Professor Rachel Grondin, evaluating 1st year criminal law examinations. She also served as a Research Assistant to the Honourable Marie Pratte of the Court of Québec (then Professor at the University of Ottawa), and to Associate Professor Francois Larocque. Ms. Jean also participated in the Laskin and in the Pierre-Basile-Mignault moot court competitions. In the latter, her team secured the SOQUIJ Cup for 2nd best factum out of 12 facta.

Ms. Jean is a nutrition enthusiast and relishes in experimenting with food in the kitchen. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, and has visited Cuba, Morocco, Spain, Chile, and various cities in Canada and in the Continental U.S.

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Licenciate in Law, University of Ottawa, 2010
  • Baccalaureate of Arts, McGill University, 2005

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, 2010
  • Dean’s Honour List, University of Ottawa, 2007-2010
  • SOQUIJ Cup, 2nd best factum in the Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Competition, 2009
  • Prix du Barreau de Hull, Finalist of the Pierre-Basile-Mignault Moot Competition, 2009

EXPERIENCE

Litigation Information Analyst, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada

Ottawa, ON – 2012-2014

  • Ensured the completeness of Canada’s documents prior to hearings
  • Reviewed compensation claims and prepared case analyses
  • Drafted requests and responses to requests for review of adjudicative decisions
Tournament Justice, Capital Cup Moot Competition

Ottawa, ON – 2013

  • Contributed in judging the preliminary and quarter-final rounds of oral submissions
Law Clerk to the Honourable Justice de Montigny, Federal Court

Ottawa, ON – 2011-2012

  • Reviewed and analyzed the parties’ submissions prior to hearings
  • Conducted legal research and prepared bench memoranda
  • Edited draft judgments and orders
Research Assistant to Professor François Larocque, University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – 2010

  • Prepared a legal memorandum comparing the common law tort of misfeasance in public office with the extra-contractual liability of public officers within Quebec civil law
Legal Intern to the Honourable Pierre Isabelle, Québec Superior Court

Gatineau, QC – 2010

  • Observed hearings and conducted legal research on matters of civil procedure
Research Assistant to Professor Marie Pratte, University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – 2008-2009

  • Prepared research memoranda summarizing case law and legislative debates pertaining to the civil aspects of child protection laws
Legal Intern, Pro Bono Students Canada, Solidarité Gatineau Ouest

Gatineau, QC – 2007-2008

  • Researched Quebec case law and legislations, and prepared educative pamphlets on the basic rights and obligations associated with marriage, civil union, and de facto union

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Refugee Lawyers Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • French