Benjamin Prud’homme is a lawyer with the firm Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, where he focuses his practice on complex litigation in the fields of family law and human rights. He has extensive litigation experience, including in appellate advocacy. His work includes questions related to the right to privacy, jurisdiction, defamation, and all issues of family law. He also represents Gender Creative Kids Canada in a case challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Civil Code of Quebec governing gender identification in official documents.
Aside from his practice, Mr. Prud'homme is completing a Master in Law at the Université de Montréal and was an Aisenstadt research fellow for the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University. His research, publications and conferences focus on interdisciplinarity, legal pedagogy and epistemology, family law, as well as religious and sexual minorities’ right to equality.
Mr. Prud'homme has contributed to various non-profit organizations and is a founding member of Québec Inclusif, a movement promoting respect for diversity and intercultural understanding. He has received different distinctions for his work in academia and advocacy. Most recently, he was recognized as a Leader de demain by the Young Bar of Montreal and a Lawyer to Watch by Lexpert Magazine.