The Council of Ministers has just appointed half a dozen lawyers.
Me Sloe Thibault-Bedard is appointed as an additional part-time member of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE). She is a self-employed lawyer and trainer in environmental law.
This 2006 bar worked as an environmental legislation advisor at Hydro-Québec. She was also the Preferred Customer Service Manager and Equestrian Steward at Cavalia.
Since 2016, the lawyer has been a lecturer in environmental law at the University of Sherbrooke.
Me Prunelle Thibault-Bédard holds a bachelor’s degree in civil law and a bachelor’s degree in common law from McGill University. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Security and Peace from the University for Peace, Costa Rica. She volunteered for Équiterre
Me Yasser Chtaini was appointed as an independent member of the board of directors of the Commission de la construction du Québec. He is a surety risk management specialist at Aviva Canada.
A member of the bar since 2019, Me Chtaini was first active in civil engineering. He was a project manager at EnGlobe before becoming a lawyer. He had notably been a site engineer during the repair of the Champlain Bridge.
Upon his accession to the bar, Yasser Chtaini completed his legal internship with Bélanger Sauvé. He then joined the insurance company Aviva Canada as a senior surety claims advisor.
Me Chtaini is also a lecturer in negotiation in civil engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.
Me Yasser Chtaini holds a law degree from UQAM. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, a DESS in management from HEC Montréal, a master’s degree in business administration from Laval University, and an associate’s program in Canadian Bond from McMaster University.
Me Marie-Josee Hetu was reappointed as a member of the Commission des services juridiques. A lawyer at Lavery, she is managing partner of the Trois-Rivières office. She focuses her practice on labor law, labor relations and occupational health and safety. She handles files relating to arbitration, grievances and disputes, collective bargaining and individual labor relations.
She has acted as employer spokesperson on numerous occasions in the context of the negotiation of collective agreements.
Previously, Me Hêtu was a lawyer at Heenan Blaikie. She was also a lecturer at the Faculty of Administration of the University of Sherbrooke.
Me Marie-Josée Hêtu holds a law degree from the University of Montreal. She is a member of the Order of Certified Human Resources and Industrial Relations Advisors (ORHRI) of Quebec. She is the president of the regional committee of this order for Mauricie.
Me Nadine LeGal was reappointed as a member of the Commission des services juridiques. She is the director general of Cégep de Saint-Jérôme.
She made her professional debut as a political attaché before turning to the private practice of law. This 1994 bar was then appointed Director General of the Lower Laurentians Intervention Center for Employment, then of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie University Pole.
In 2012, the lawyer joined the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme as Director of Continuing Education, Business Services and International, before being named its Executive Director four years later. Since last year, she is the president of the board of directors of the Fédération des cégeps, which is the equivalent of a board of directors for this organization.
Me Le Gal holds a law degree from the University of Montreal. She is co-president of the Co-president of the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides. She also holds administrative positions at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Metropolitan St-Jérôme, and at the Innovative Vehicle Institute.
Me Isabelle Simard was reappointed as a member of the Commission des services juridiques.
She has been an associate lawyer at Simard Boivin Lemieux since 1997. She focuses her practice on litigation, primarily in the areas of civil law, business law and corporate law, as well as banking and financing, and construction.
This 1994 bar began her career as a lawyer at Flynn, Rivard.
Me Isabelle Simard holds a law degree from Université Laval. She was president of the Club Rotary Chicoutimi and of the Association des centers-villes de Chicoutimi. She was chair of the board of directors of the Fondation de ma vie, and a member of the board of directors of the CSSS de Chicoutimi.
Me Amelie Charlebois was appointed a member of the Commission des services juridiques. She is a lawyer with Charlebois, Swanston, Gagnon (CSG) Avocats en Outaouais, where she practices in criminal and penal law.
She acts in all types of charges, with expertise in driving while impaired by the effect of alcohol or a drug. In 2016, she received the Excellence Award from the Association of Quebec Defense Lawyers (AADQ) for impaired driving cases.
This 2010 bar started her legal career at Sarrazin, Charlebois. She sat on the board of the Young Bar Association of Outaouais from 2010 to 2015. She currently acts as first counselor for the Bar of Outaouais.
Me Charlebois holds a law degree from the University of Sherbrooke.