JONATHON BRAUN joined Black Gropper as an associate lawyer after articling with our firm. Jonathon’s practice areas include labour law, employment law, human rights law, privacy law, and administrative law.
Jonathon is a dedicated advocate for the rights of workers. Prior to joining Black Gropper, Jonathon worked as a legal advocate at the Migrant Workers Centre. In this position, Jonathon provided advice and representation for domestic workers and other temporary foreign workers in the fields of immigration law and employment law. He attended at immigration interviews and appeared in numerous mediations, adjudications, and investigative hearings at the Employment Standards Branch.
Jonathon received his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia in 2015. During his studies, he received numerous awards for his involvement in the school community. He served as an Academic Representative on the Law Students’ Society, volunteered as a clinician with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, and spearheaded a high school education program through the UBC Innocence Project on the topic of wrongful convictions. Prior to attending law school, Jonathon graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization in History, from the University of Ottawa. During his undergraduate degree, Jonathon was the recipient of a Killam Fellowships Award through Fullbright Canada and interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Jonathon is active in the Vancouver community and currently serves as Vice-Chair on the Executive Board of the Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association and on the Governance Committee for the Migrant Workers Centre. He is an avid hiker and downhill skier.