Canadian Law Awards: Quebecers rewarded

Montreal partners Alexandre Forest and Francois Viau as well as lawyer Ilias Hmimas. Source: Gowling WLG website Awarded by Lexpert, the prizes Canadian Law Awards annually celebrate the best in the profession. They highlight the work of law firms, in-house legal teams and lawyers across the country, as well as their landmark transactions over the … Read more

Court axes BLG fees

Judge Karen M. Rogers. Source: Langlois website The Superior Court considered that the firm had failed in its obligation to inform its client and awarded him only a fraction of the amount claimed. Because the fees were billed without regard to the actual value of the work performed, and without the client knowing what to … Read more

The new administrators of the Bar are known!

Me Antoine Aylwin. Source: Quebec Bar website There were several called, but few elected in the last ballot of the Barreau du Québec, which ended on May 13, when eight candidates were vying for the five open positions for the next exercise of the board of directors of the Bar. And the names are now … Read more

Hair-raising lawyers | Law Inc.

Sophie Melchers. Source: Norton Rose Fulbright website Three Quebec lawyers were honored at the awards ceremony 2022 Canadian Benchmark Litigation Awardsheld on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Me Sophie Melchers, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, received the award for litigator of the year in Quebec. Me Marie-Helene Jette, a partner … Read more

Lawyers’ favorite Montreal restaurant turns 35

Leonardo Iacono and his daughter Josie When lawyers, judges and magistrates who frequent the Montreal courthouse are asked which restaurant they prefer to frequent, their answer is almost invariably “Le Muscadin”. And this, for 35 years! Such unwavering loyalty to an establishment in Old Montreal, which is full of restaurants, seems surprising at first glance. … Read more

Lawyers in the Metaverse

Aaron Grinhaus. Source: LinkedIn Founded in 2020, Decentraland’s virtual universe is gradually increasing its appeal to the legal world. This is normal, this virtual country now has nearly a million inhabitants registered to walk around and carry out transactions in cryptocurrency. You can take up residence there, open a business… and practice law. This is … Read more

A litigation boutique elected law firm of the year!

Me Louis Sévéno. Source: Woods Montreal-based litigation boutique Woods was awarded Best Firm of the Year in Quebec at the awards Benchmark Litigation Awards 2022 of Canada, held in front of 160 guests on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York, in the Queen City. “It’s the prize we coveted the most,” says Me Louis … Read more

From Stikeman to Norton Rose Fulbright

Me Laurence Cromp-Lapierre. Source: nortonrosefulbright.com Laurence Cromp Lapierre begins a new chapter. La Barreau 2015 turns the page on 11 years of practice at Stikeman Elliott. She rose through the ranks, going from student to trainee status before acquiring the title of lawyer. Over the years, she has represented public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds … Read more

A former Rouge & Or employee at…

Mr. David Pelletier. Source: LinkedIn A star Is Born ; the firm Stein Monast has chosen to keep in its ranks David Pelletier at the end of his professional training period with the Barreau du Québec. This former member of the Rouge & Or football team has twice won the status of Canadian Academic Stars … Read more

What hourly rate does the Department of Justice pay?

Me Matthieu Verner, Me Marie Cossette, Me Valérie Roy, Me Michael Bergman and Me Marie Annick Grégoire . Sources: Noel & Associés, Norton Rose Fulbright, Gingras Pouliot Notaires, LinkedIn and University of Montreal Lawyers who obtain warrants to represent the Department of Justice charge between $200 and $300 an hour. On the other hand, lawyers … Read more