Second partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Montréal office appointed to the bench in 14 months: Sylvie Lachapelle to be sworn in as judge of the Court of Québec
February 1, 2008
Montréal, February 1, 2008 − The Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Jacques P. Dupuis, announced today the appointment of Sylvie Lachapelle to the bench of the Court of Québec, Civil Division of Montréal. The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Montréal Courthouse.
"Sylvie joined our firm in 1988. Over the last twenty years, we have benefited not only from her tremendous talent but also from her outstanding human qualities. They distinguish her and will make her an excellent judge, able to display both rigour and compassion," said Marc-André Blanchard, Managing Partner for the Québec region of McCarthy Tétrault. "We are all very proud of her appointment to the bench."
Throughout her law career, Ms. Lachapelle has acquired expertise in insurance as well as in civil, professional and medical liability. She is a partner in the Montréal Litigation Group and has appeared before civil, disciplinary and administrative courts for more than twenty-five years.
Ms. Lachapelle received her LLL from the Université de Montréal in 1980 and was called to the Québec Bar in 1981. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Health Law Section, the Société de médecine et de droit du Québec, and the Defense Research Institute. As a speaker, she has taken part in a number of symposiums and seminars associated with her area of practice.
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