Joel Fortin

Articling Student


Joël is a student in BLG’s Ottawa office for the 2022 summer term. His focus is on disputes and corporate law. He is fluent in both English and French.

Joël is enrolled in the Programme de droit canadien at the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining BLG, he worked for the Office of the Correctional Investigator as an Early Resolution Officer. He also takes a lot of pride in working for his family’s construction business in Hearst, Ontario.

One of the main reasons Joël chose BLG is the opportunity to discover a variety of practice areas through the student program. He was also drawn to the level of collegiality and openness of the partners and students he met during the in-firm process.

In his spare time, Joël leads an active life and has enjoys playing sports, namely hockey and golf, with friends and colleagues.