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MARIE-CLAUDE
Lambert

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2004

Expertise: municipal law  |  personal and family law  |  litigation

Québec City native Marie-Claude Lambert completed her law degree at Université Laval in 2003 and was called to the Québec Bar in 2004. She practices primarily in municipal law, family law and human rights, and general civil law.

She acts as legal counsel and prosecutor for various RCMs and municipalities in the Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspésie regions, and provides guidance to public bodies in their specific fields.

Marie-Claude is an accredited Fédération québécoise des municipalités and Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec trainer and is one of the official ethics and conduct advisors on the list drawn up by Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire under Section 35 of the Municipal Ethics and Good Conduct Act. In the course of her practice, she argues cases regularly before Québec’s trial and appeal courts.

Her field of specialization:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)

Assistant: Ginette Desrosiers

Other titles

  • Ethics and deontology advisor, Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire

Expertise

  • Municipal law (access to municipal documents, land use and urban planning, municipal jurisdiction and regulatory powers, right of expropriation for public purposes, functioning of municipal councils, elections, ethics, and professional conduct , extra-contractual liability, remuneration of elected municipal officers)
  • Personal and family law (adoption, common-law spouses, filiation, child custody and access, support payments, separation and divorce)
  • Litigation (municipal)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (2002)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Rimouski) (2005 to present)
  • Tremblay Bois Mignault (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Presenter of numerous talks in municipal law and environment law, notably on the following topics: municipal contracts and tools for sound management, unsanitary conditions in buildings, acquired rights and discretionary rules in land use and urban planning, agricultural zoning, the roles and responsibilities of municipal elected officials and city managers, the new obligations of city managers, ethical behavior, and effective complaint management

Associations, committees, boards

  • Former member, board of directors, Jeune Barreau du Bas-Saint-Laurent-Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Former member, board of directors, Coopérative d’habitation La Pente Douce