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New judicial appointments for Quebec

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 3:36 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Two judges have been promoted and one lawyer has been named to the bench in the province of Quebec.

Justice Suzanne Gagné, of the Superior Court, has been named as a judge of the Court of Appeal.

Before becoming a judge, Justice Gagné was a member of Létourneau Gagné, where she practised civil and commercial litigation, and before that she was with Guy Bertrand & Associates. In 2012, she was awarded the title of “lawyer meritus” from the Barreau du Québec in recognition of her excellence in professional practice and her standing within the legal profession. As a judge, she has been particularly committed to issues of access to justice and case management.

She replaces Justice Julie Dutil, who elected supernumerary status effective Sept. 1.

Justice Carl Thibault, of the Court of Quebec, has been named as a judge of the Superior Court.

Justice Thibault led Thibault Roy Avocats, which specialized in criminal and penal law, before he was appointed to the court. Prior to that he was with the Bureau d’aide juridique de Québec, in the criminal and penal law section, and before that, he was a member of Casgrain Desrosiers Lévesque Bujold. Justice Thibault has taught criminal law at the École du Barreau de Québec, and been involved with legal organizations including the Conseil du Barreau de Québec and the Young Bar Association of Quebec City.

He replaces Justice Benoit Moulin, who elected supernumerary status effective Aug. 17.

Isabelle Breton, a partner at Cain Lamarre, has been appointed as a judge of the Superior Court.

At Cain Lamarre, Justice Breton specialized in the fields of municipal, banking, civil and family law. Before that, she was in private practice. Justice Breton is an active member of the Barreau de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, has served as its secretary, first counselor and president and received its Award of Merit.

She replaces Justice Aline U.K. Quach, who was transferred to the district of Montreal upon the request of the chief justice on Sept. 29.