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Lynne Poirier, Arbitrator, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.

Lynne Poirier

Poirier ADR Inc.

Hammonds Plains, NS B4B1L2
Tel: (902) 832-9966
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Recognized to Nova Scotia Chapter for:
Labour Arbitration Specialist

Regularly travels out of province to: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island

Other ADR Services: ADR Training Services, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2015
  • # of MEDS (as of 20/7/24)5
  • # of ARBS (as of 20/7/24)15
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Lynne Poirier is a fully bilingual labour arbitrator, mediator and workplace investigator. Ms. Poirier was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 1999, and the Barristers Society of Nova Scotia in 2011.  Since 2014, Ms. Poirier's exclusively neutral practice focuses on resolving labour and employment disputes, primarily in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. She currently sits on the Nova Scotia Labour Board as well as the Canada Industrial Relations Board as a part-time Vice-Chairperson. In addition to tribunal adjudication, Ms. Poirier conducts consensual and statutory arbitration, including grievance arbitration, interest arbitration, and med/arb.

Ms. Poirier lives with her family in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Community Associations
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Disability Claims
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Labour/Unions
  • Mining
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Utilities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • Conducting Workplace Investigations 2016 - Aptus Training Solutions Inc.
  • National Arbitration Course 2015 - ADR Institute of Canada
  • Advanced ADR Workshop 2015 - Stitt Feld Handy Group (University of Windsor Law)
  • ADR Workshop 2015 - Stitt Feld Handy Group (University of Windsor Law)
  • Call to Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society 2011
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 1999
  • LL.B. (Law School Gold Medalist) 1997 - Université de Moncton 
  • B.A.,Political Science - Business Administration 1994 - Université de Moncton 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member and Former Board Director for ADR Institute of Atlantic Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia)
  • Former Member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) 2007- 2014
  • Former Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (Ontario) 1999- 2011
  • Former Member of the Ottawa Regroupement des Gens d’Affaires 1999-2011
  • Former Member, former Director and Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Ottawa Humane Society 2000-2010
  • Former Member of the French Lawyers Association of Ontario (AJEFO) 1999-2011
  • Former Legal Counsel Board Member of the Ottawa Variety Club, The Children’s Charity 2004 – 2007

Rates Information

Please contact Ms. Poirier for details.

Language Skills

English, French

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