Practicing in both English and French, John-Paul Alexandrowicz is an experienced school board lawyer and co-chair of BLG’s National School Boards Practice. His practice involves strategic advice and oral and written advocacy in a variety of forums including arbitration, labour boards, human rights tribunals and the courts. John-Paul has represented and advised the majority of public, Catholic and francophone school boards in Ontario, both directly and through their provincial school boards associations. He has also acted for a number of independent schools across the province.
John-Paul has advised and appeared at hundreds of arbitrations and at the Ontario Labour Relations Board on behalf of the largest school boards associations in the province and many school boards. John-Paul is extensively involved in the central bargaining process under the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act and represents school boards in unlawful strike applications, including most recently in the November 2022 Ontario-wide school strike.
John-Paul has extensive knowledge of school board operations and often appears at school board trustee meetings to provide clear explanations of complex matters.
John-Paul taught industrial relations and labour law at George Brown College and Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was the program director for the Master of Laws in Labour and Employment Law.