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Justice Lachance named to the Superior Court of Quebec

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 11:04 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

Justice Myriam Lachance, a judge of the Court of Quebec, has been named to the Superior Court of Quebec for the district of Montreal.

Lachance, who has been a member of the Special Penal Cases Division of the Court of Quebec since its creation in 2014, has been responsible for judicial education within the division since 2016.

Before her appointment, Lachance practised in the areas of criminal law, disciplinary law and professional ethics, and internal police investigations, acting for both the defence and the prosecution and serving as agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and as a prosecutor for the attorney general of Quebec.

Additionally, she has taught at the Université de Sherbrooke (where she was a constitutional law professor) and the École du Barreau and the programme des Techniques policières at the Cégep de Sherbrooke where she instructed about criminal law. Lachance worked as a bâtonnière of the Barreau de St-François and served on the board of the Association des avocats et avocates de province. She has also been a lecturer at the Barreau du Québec on topics including police powers and duties and constitutional rights.

Lachance’s position is a new one, authorized under Bill C-44, the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.