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Two Quebec judges promoted to Court of Appeal

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 10:28 AM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice on June 25 announced the following judicial appointments for the province of Quebec:

Lucie Fournier, a judge of the Superior Court for the District of Montreal, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal. Justice Fournier replaces Justice François Doyon, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective May 7, 2019.

Benoît Moore, a judge of the Superior Court for the district of Montreal, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal. Justice Moore fills a new position allocated further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

Justice Fournier was appointed to the Quebec Superior Court in Montreal in 2009. After completing her law degree at the Université du Québec à Montreal in 1981, she was called to the bar of Quebec in 1982.

She practised law in Montreal with Leduc, Lebel from 1982 to 1994 and with Lebel & Associés from 1994 to 2000. She then practised with Robinson, Sheppard, Shapiro until her appointment to the Superior Court.

She practised civil, banking and commercial litigation, particularly in securities law, insolvency and construction.

Justice Fournier also taught at the École de formation professionnelle du Barreau du Québec in the areas of contracts, securities, evidence and advocacy skills. She has been a frequent speaker, particularly on securities law, guarantees, procedure and evidence.

Beginning in 2000, Justice Moore was a professor with the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montreal, where he taught some 3,000 students. Over the course of his academic career, he was the interim dean of the Faculty of Law from 2014 to 2015 and associate vice-chancellor, alumni relations, philanthropy and partnerships, at the Université de Montreal, from 2016 until his appointment to the Superior Court on March 24, 2017. In 2006, he became the inaugural holder of the Chaire Jean-Louis Baudouin en droit civil.

Justice Moore has collaborated on several books, including Code civil du Québec—Annotations et commentaires, published annually by Éditions Yvon Blais; Droit des obligations, written with Didier Lluelles (third edition published in 2018 by Éditions Thémis); and the eighth edition of La responsabilité civile with Jean-Louis Baudouin and Patrice Deslauriers (published in 2014 by Éditions Yvon Blais). He has authored a number articles and has given numerous talks, in Canada and abroad, on civil law, including contract and family law. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Bordeaux, Liège, Lyon III, Montpellier, Paris II, Paris XIII, Tunis and Keio in Tokyo. Since 2014, he has been the president of the Quebec section of the Association Henri-Capitant. In 2010, he was elected as a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law.