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CHANTAL
Lavallée

Title: lawyer, equity partner, managing partner, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region Year of call: 1986

Expertise: insurance law  |  mediation and arbitration  |  health law

A Cain Lamarre managing partner, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean region, Chantal Lavallée is in charge of the firm’s skills development program, and practices in health law and in liability, insurance, and real estate law. She handles a range of cases dealing with the professional liability of workers in health care and other fields, civil liability, insurance, and the right of ownership and dismemberments of ownership. She has also taken the lead on a number of cases involving civil and hospital liability across Québec.

Chantal is an accredited trainer with Institut d’assurance de dommages (Québec’s P&C Insurance Institute) and regularly gives talks and training sessions. She is active in her community with a number of social and community groups.

Her fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Health and Social Services

Assistant: Jacynthe Gaudreault

Other titles

  • Head, mandatory continuing education
  • Civil and commercial mediator

Expertise

  • Insurance law (directors and officers, builders’ risk insurance, professional liability insurance, cyber risk , statutory examinations, obligation to defend, fraudulent claims)
  • Mediation and arbitration (civil mediation, commercial mediation)
  • Health law (access to information, procurement contracts, disciplinary law, governance, medical and hospital liability, technology)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1985)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (1986 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lectures and training sessions on assessing bodily harm, Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec (Quebec’s P&C Insurance Institute) (2004, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016)
  • Lecture: “Legal aspects of case notes,” Centre de santé et de services sociaux Maria-Chapdelaine (September 2011) and Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi (March 2011)
  • Lecture: “Legal aspects of the nursing profession,” Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Haute-Côte-Nord (April 2011)
  • Lecture on recent developments in insurance law, Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec (Quebec’s P&C Insurance Institute) (2010)
  • Workshops on professional ethics, Rentrée judiciaire, Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, in cooperation with Superior Court judge Jacques Lévesque and Quebec Court judge Maurice Abud (2008)
  • Lecture on the confidentiality of medical records, Quebec Bar Convention, in cooperation with attorneys Jeoffroy Guilbault and Catherine Mandeville (2006)
  • Lecture on insurance for property away from the insured premises, Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec (Quebec’s P&C Insurance Institute) (2001)
  • Lecture on the professional liability of agronomists, Ordre des agronomes (1998)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member and accredited trainer, Institut d'assurance de dommages du Québec (Quebec’s P&C Insurance Institute)
  • Member of the board, Centraide Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Chair, Centre historique des soeurs de Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil de Chicoutimi
  • Member, board of directors, Fondation Mère-Françoise-Simard
  • Arbitrator for attorney accounts, Quebec Bar, Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Former member, Quebec Bar/Court of Quebec Joint Committee, Civil Division
  • Former member, Quebec Bar Working Group on Territorial Jurisdiction
  • Former founding member and chair, Association des femmes d'assurances du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Former regional chair, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Quebec
  • Former board member, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Quebec
  • Former member, Quebec Bar/Superior Court, District of Chicoutimi Joint Committee
  • Former board member, Corporation du Musée du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean et du site de La Pulperie
  • Former member, Corporation des femmes de carrières du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Distinctions

  • Recipient, Coeur Québec Award, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Quebec