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Five former articling students join Lavery as associates

Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 1:23 PM | By John Chunn

Lavery Lawyers announced it has hired the following five former articling students as associates: Rosemarie Bhérer Bouffard, Shereen Cook,  Katerina Kostopoulos, Elizabeth Martin-Chartrand and Jean-François Maurice.

According to the firm’s press release, Bouffard joins the labour and employment law group. During her studies, she was involved in the Legal Information Office of Laval University and the Quebec Association for the Defense of the Rights of Retired and Early Retirees.

Cook will work with the business law group. During her university studies, she assumed the position of director of the academic organization “Trial Simulations - Work in Court,” which led her to collaborate with jurists to draft cases and set up mock trials for law school students.

Kostopoulos also joins the business law group. Prior to entering law school, she earned a BA from McGill University with a specialization in political science and a double minor in philosophy and Neo-Hellenic studies.

Martin-Charand joins the litigation and dispute resolution group. During her studies, she was involved in the executive committees of the Canadian Association for the Rights of the Child and the University of Ottawa Criminal Law Association as well as a student newspaper editor.

Maurice is the third new member of the firm’s business law group. During his university studies, Maurice became involved in various student organizations, notably as treasurer. During his studies at Peking University, he also served as a research assistant in connection with several publications in corporate and business law.