The 21 Finalists Are Revealed at the Gala du JBM

19 October 2017

Congratulations to all of our Finalists*!

Litigation/State Lawyer

  • Mtre Bruno BoucherCentre communautaire juridique de Montréal
  • Mtre Olivier CocheFinancière Banque Nationale
  • Mtre Sara GauthierMinistère de la Justice Canada

Criminal and Penal Law

  • Mtre Alexandre Bien-Aimé, Shadley Bien-Aimé S.E.N.C.
  • Mtre Nicholas St-Jacques, Desrosiers Joncas Nouraie Massicotte
  • Mtre Roberta Harthel-CôtéRoberta Harthel-Côté, Avocate

Family Law

  • Mtre Alice PopoviciPopovici Family Law
  • Mtre Isabelle Duval, Lavery, De Billy
  • Mtre Vanessa Leblanc, Miller Thomson LLP

Alternative Career

  • Mtre Dominik Tremblay-Perron, Fondation du Dr. Julien
  • Mtre Leslie NingClinique juridique du Mile End
  • Mtre Marianne SaroliMarianne Saroli, Avocate

Pro bono / Involvement in the Community

  • Mtre Alexandre Forest, Gowling WLG (Canada)
  • Mtre Sonia Labranche, DANNET J.-ROBERT, Avocats S.E.N.C.R.L.
  • Mtre Véronique RoyLanglois avocats

Corporate Law

  • Mtre Cindy Ho, DS Avocats Canada
  • Mtre Kadiatou Sow, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
  • Mtre Kevin Anthony CustodioStikeman Elliott LLP

Civil and Commercial Litigation

  • Mtre Alexandra Hamel-MorissetCDNP avocats 
  • Mtre Jean-Michel BoudreauIMK s.e.n.c.r.l./LLP
  • Mtre Justine Boulais LaurierBorden Ladner Gervais S.E.N.C.R.L., S.R.L.
 *Biographies of the 21 finalists will soon be available online.


The Diligent Work of the Pre-Selection Committee

The YBM wishes to thamk the 11 members of the Pre-Selection Committee 2017 who were given the difficult task of choosing three finalists per category out of hundreds of applicants.

  • The Hounourable André PerreaultAssociate Chief Justice, Court of Québec
  • The Hounourable Sophie BourqueQuebec Superior Court Judge
  • The Hounourable Martine L. Tremblay, Associate coordonnator Justice, Court of Québec
  • The Hounourable François Rolland, Administrator Office of voluntary reimbursement program
  • Mtre. Lise TremblayExecutive Director of the Barreau du Québec
  • Mtre. Linda Goupil, Ad.E., President CAIJ
  • Mtre. Nancy Leggett-BachandExecutive Director, Pro Bono Québec
  • Mtre. Ariane CharbonneauExecutive Director, Éducaloi
  • Mtre. Nicholas CerminaroBombardier
  • Mtre. Richard W. Pound, C.C, Q.Q., c.r., F.C.A., Ad.E., Stikeman Elliot s.e.n.c.r.l.
  • Bâtonnier Gilles Ouimet, Ad.E.
  • Mtre. Martine Turcotte, Ad.E., Bell Canada

The Selection Process for Award Winners

The final winners were chosen by the YBM’s Governors Council, which included the following esteemed legal personalities:

  • The Hounourable Nicole Duval Hesler, Chief Justice of Québec (Court of Appeal)
  • The Hounourable Lucie Rondeau, Chief Justice, Court of Québec
  • The Hounourable Ann-Marie Jones, President, Tribunal des droits de la personne
  • The Hounourable Bernard Mandeville, Juge-président, Municipal Court of the City of Montreal
  • Bâtonnier Brian R. Mitchell, Bar of Montréal
  • Mtre Hugo Cyr, Dean, UQAM Faculty of Law
  • Mtre Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens, Ad. E., Dean, UdeM Faculty of Law
  • Mtre Robert Leckey, Dean, McGill Faculty of Law
  • Mtre Marie-Christine Hivon, President, Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division
  • Mtre David Ettedgui, President, Association of Law Lord Reading
  • Mtre François Ramsay, Yellow Pages Group
  • Mtre Yves St-Arnaud, Bombardier Produits Récréatifs inc. 

The above council was given the responsibility of electing a winner from each category.


The name of the award winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony which will take place on November 23 at the St-James Theartre. Join us to celebrate and support the excellence of these seven YBM members, by registering here.

In determining the finalists and winners, the following criteria were evaluated throughout the selection process :
Excellence of dossier;
Professional accomplishments;
Personal accomplishments;
Vision and Perspective;
Social Involvement.
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