Jock Climie


Jock began his career with the Department of Justice, practicing as a criminal prosecutor and a labour litigator. Jock joined Emond Harnden in 2000 and has developed an extensive litigation practice since joining the firm. He has conducted hearings in the Federal, Ontario, British Columbia, Nunavut and Quebec courts (trial and appellate levels), before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, the Human Rights Tribunal, judicial reviews before the Divisional Court and countless arbitrations.

Fluently bilingual, Jock has been working with a diverse clientele in the private, public, municipal, education and not-for-profit sectors. He provides advice on all aspects of labour and employment law. Jock is also an engaging and experienced speaker on a wide variety of legal topics.

Jock enjoyed a 12-year career in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders and Toronto Argonauts. Each off-season Jock attended law school until his graduation in 1994. Thereafter he practiced law in the off-season until his retirement from football in 2001. For the next 17 years, Jock continued to be a part of the CFL as an on-air analyst with the CFL on TSN panel.

Jock is very active in the community and participates in countless fundraising and charitable events.

Jock graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 1994, and was subsequently called to the bars of both Ontario and British Columbia, as well as the bar of Nunavut.

Jock has been called to the bars of Ontario, British Columbia, and the bar of Nunavut.

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