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Two judges appointed to Quebec Superior Court

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 3:37 PM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 6 announced that Claudia P. Prémont and Philippe Cantin are appointed judges of the Superior Court of Quebec.

Prémont, a partner at Brodeur, Prémont, Lavoie, Avocats, in Quebec, replaces Justice Claude Bouchard (Quebec), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Oct. 22, 2019.

Cantin, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Québec City, replaces Justice Pierre Ouellet (Quebec), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 1, 2019.

According to the DOJ press release, Justice Prémont received her bachelor of laws degree from Université Laval in 1989. She began her practice at the firm of Gagnon, de Billy, Cantin, Martin, Beaudoin, Lesage, now Lavery Lawyers. She joined Marie-Josée Brodeur at Tremblay Bois in 1996 and they went on to found Brodeur, Prémont, Lavoie in 1999, where Justice Prémont was still practising at the time of her appointment.

Specializing in family, human rights and estate law, Justice Prémont has argued before the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal throughout her career. She is also a mediator and is trained in collaborative law. She is the co-author of specialized works on family law and has published widely on the subject as well as a regular speaker at events for colleagues, the judiciary and litigants.

Justice Cantin obtained a bachelor of laws degree from Université Laval in 1996 and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1997. Until his appointment, he was a partner in the firm of McCarthy Tétrault, where he had practised since 2007.

In his legal practice, Justice Cantin argued primarily before the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal of Quebec in the areas of civil law, medical professional liability, disciplinary law, administrative law and insurance law. He has also published academic articles on civil procedure and has been a speaker at conferences for medical professionals.