Jane Barriault


Jane lives and works in the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk, and also recognizes the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, along with their ancestors, as the original Peoples of Labrador. Her practice focuses on supporting the needs of Indigenous governments, particularly in the areas of governance, business development, environmental protection, lands management and housing. She is a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and holds law degrees in both civil law and common law.

Prior to joining Arbutus Law Group, Jane worked in the human rights field, particularly on discrimination and harassment complaints made by individuals of various racial and cultural backgrounds, as well as by those living with disabilities or part of sexual minority groups. In doing so, she gained experience working with human rights complaints’ processes and legal issues, in addition to growing her investigation, alternative dispute resolution, and public education skills. As such, Jane is well-placed to support clients in the area of human rights law, particularly for complaints before a human rights commission or tribunal.

Jane has also previously worked and volunteered with the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, a non-profit organization dedicated to access to justice and providing free legal information to the public.

Having grown up in a bilingual household (French and English) and having worked and studied in both languages, Jane is able to provide legal services in both French and English.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association

Contact Jane | P: 581-887-9595