Bar Admission 1993
Law degree, Université Laval (LLB)
A lawyer and accredited family mediator in Quebec city, Céline practices before the civil courts.
With 30 years of legal practice, she has developed solid experience in family law, whose team she leads. Céline is a member of the Comité de liaison de la Cour supérieure, chambre de la famille, for the district de Québec and of the Association des familialistes de Québec. She is also a member of the Groupe de droit collaboratif du Québec, as a collaborative family lawyer.
She also practices in warranty enforcement and civil litigation.
A committed, empathetic professional who listens attentively to her clients, she advises and negotiates to find solutions tailored to their needs. She also pleads before the courts, particularly the Superior Court and the Court du Québec.
- Civil Litigation
- Collaborative law
- Family Law
- Family Mediation
- Human Rights
- Realization of guarantees
Providing a good service to my customers is at the top of my priorities. I'm highly motivated to make a difference for them by helping to find solutions tailored to their needs.
Conference and formations
- « Conjoints en affaires, quand l'amour fout le camp et que le droit s’en mêle! », 2023
- « Ce qu’il faut savoir concernant le patrimoine familial, la société d’acquêts, les REÉÉ et les CELI dans un contexte de rupture », 2022
- Certification de l’IGOPP et La Gouvernance au féminin sur les Enjeux essentiels dans la gouvernance d’entreprise (2021)
- Attestation de participation du Collège des administrateurs de sociétés sur la Gouvernance des PME (2013)
- Attestation de participation à la formation de base en droit collaboratif familial du Groupe de droit collaboratif du Québec (2023)
- Accréditation à titre de médiatrice familiale (Barreau du Québec) (1997)
I'm a lawyer who's committed to her community, both within the organization, the Bar and the business community in the greater Quebec City area.
Commitment and loyalty are values I hold dear. This is why I give my all when I get involved with a cause or an organization.
I'm interested in corporate and organizational governance and best practices. Throughout my career, I've always been involved with various organizations.
I currently hold the position of Senior Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Québec, having served as Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee during the 2022-2023 year and as a director on the Board since 2019.
I also chair the Quebec Bar's Advisory Committee on Women in the Profession, of which I have been a member since 2016. The place of women and their advancement in the profession is important to me.
I was also involved as co-organizer of the Quebec Bar's continuing education symposium on "Recent Developments in Family Law" for the years 2016 and 2017.
I also acted as a member of the competition committee (2014) and as a member of the jury (2018 to 2020) for the Les Pléiades gala of the Greater Lévis Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
During 2014 and 2015, I was involved at the community level as a director on the board of the Centre d'information et de référence de la Capitale nationale et de la Chaudière-Appalaches (CIR) (211).
I was a director on the Board of Caisse Desjardins de Sillery-St-Louis-de-France from 2013 to 2019, notably as Vice-President, and on the Board of Caisse Desjardins de Bellechasse (then "Cœur de Bellechasse") from 2006 to 2013, where I was also Vice-President.
Previously, I was a director on the boards of Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis and Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR).
I also acted as a volunteer legal advisor on governance issues for DPME Chaudière-Appalaches for several years.
January 1st, 2024 : Increase in official Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) fees - The countdown has begun
To reduce its structural deficit, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has decided to increase most of its official fees for patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, geographical indications, official marks, and integrated (…)
Labour and Employment
An admitted fault is half forgiven
On January 2nd, 2023, an arbitrator confirmed that soliciting colleagues to participate in a pyramid scheme and lying to his employer on the matter constitutes sufficient grounds to justify the dismissal of an employee.
New Year… new rules for Quebec enterprises in terms of corporate transparency!
The Act mainly to improve the transparency of enterprises, also known as Bill 78 (SLQ 2021, c 19) ("Bill 78") which was given assent on June 8, 2021 will finally come into force on March 31, 2023.
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