The 21 Finalists Are Revealed at the Gala du JBM

27 October 2016

Congratulations to all of our Finalists*!

Litigation/State Lawyer

  • Mtre. Silviu Bursanescu, Québeccor Média Inc., Legal Affairs
  • Mtre. Caroline Laverdière, Department of Justice Canada
  • Mtre. Marie-Michèle Normandeau, Groupe Élite Inc.

Criminal and Penal Law

  • Mtre. Mylène Brown, Montréal Municipal Court
  • Mtre. Nicholas St-Jacques, Desrosiers Joncas Nouraie Massicotte
  • Mtre. Véronique Talbot, Véronique Talbot Avocate

Family Law

  • Mtre. Marie-Laurence Brunet, Brunet & Associés
  • Mtre. Gabrielle Gayrard, Gayrard Avocats
  • Mtre. Vanessa Leblanc, Miller Thomson

Alternative Career

  • Mtre. Émilie Cayer, The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
  • Mtre. Alexandre Désy, Law and Philanthropy Entrepreneur
  • Mtre. Dominik Tremblay-Perron, Fondation Dr. Julien

Pro bono / Involvement in the Community

  • Mtre. Alexandre Forest, Gowling WLG (Canada)
  • Mtre. Mathieu Jacques, Mathieu Jacques Avocat
  • Mtre. Andrei Pascu, McMillan

Corporate Law

  • Mtre. Michael Garellek, Gowling WLG (Canada)
  • Mtre. Ziyi Shi, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
  • Mtre. Ryan Tomicic, Borden Ladner Gervais

Civil and Commercial Litigation

  • Mtre. Alexander Bayus, Gowling WLG (Canada)
  • Mtre. Marie-Hélène Beaudoin, Marie-hélène Beaudoin, LL.B., LL.M.
  • Mtre. Attiecha R. Chamas, Clyde & Cie Canada
 *Biographies of the 21 finalists will soon be available online.


The Diligent Work of the Pre-Selection Committee

The YBM wishes to thamk the 14 members of the Pre-Selection Committee 2016 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
  • Mtre. Lise TremblayExecutive Director of the Barreau du Québec
  • Mtre. Doris LarrivéeExecutive Director of the Barreau de Montréal
  • Mtre. Michèle MoreauExecutive Director, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
  • Mtre. Nancy Leggett-BachandExecutive Director, Pro Bono Québec
  • Mtre. Nathalie RoyExecutive Director, Éducaloi
  • Mtre. Nicholas CerminaroBombardier
  • Mtre. Marc Charbonneau, CAIJ Administrator  / Lazarus Charbonneau
  • Mtre. Frederick William HeadonAir Canada
  • Mtre. Paul MartelBlakes, Cassels & Graydon S.E.N.C.R.L./s.r.l.
  • Mtre. Pascale NolinRobinson Sheppard Shapiro s.e.n.c.r.l.
  • Bâtonnier Gilles OuimetBélanger Longtin s.e.n.c.r.l.
  • Mtre. Alain RoyUniversité de Montréal – Law Faculty

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 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 30 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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