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CATHERINE
Bergeron

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2014

Expertise: personal and family law

Catherine Bergeron joined the Saguenay office of Cain Lamarre in 2014 after completing a Québec Bar articleship with the firm. While studying law at Université de Montreal, she did a community-based internship at Centre des femmes de Rivière-des-Prairies, where she gave a number of talks on different topics. She was also involved with the Université de Montréal legal services clinic providing free legal aid to the public.

She practices primarily in municipal law, environmental law, and family and personal law.

Assistant: Tanya Vachon

Expertise

  • Personal and family law (adoption, common-law spouses, filiation, child custody and access, mandate in case of incapacity, support payments, protection plans, separation and divorce, estates, wills)

Education

  • LL.B., Université de Montréal (2013)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (2014 to present)
  • Legal Aid Office, Université de Montréal (Montreal)
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta (Edmonton)
  • Centre des femmes de Rivière-des-Prairies (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • “La responsabilité des municipalités en matière environnementale : jusqu’où va cette responsabilité en matière d’évacuation et de traitement des eaux usées?” an article in Scribe review (May 2015)
  • “Ordonnance ou injonction : l’importance de la distinction,” an article in Québec Municipal review (May 2015)
  • Speaker on various topics, including wills and mandates in case of incapacity, consumer rights, harassment, and citizen rights

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Jeune chambre de commerce du Saguenay
  • Member, board of directors, École Apostolique de Chicoutimi