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MÉLANIE
Boivin

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2001

Expertise: personal and family law  |  education law  |  health law

Mélanie Boivin has 16 years of experience as a lawyer. The lion’s share of her practice consists of representing members of Québec’s main teachers unions in cases involving workplace accidents and occupational diseases. She also works on professional liability claims against hospitals.

She also has strong skills in all aspects of family and personal law. In her personal law practice, she has acquired a wealth of experience representing hospitals offering specialized psychiatric services on motions for institutional care before civil courts and tribunals, including Québec's Administrative Tribunal and the Review Board for Mental Disorders.

Assistant: Judith Rodrigue

Expertise

  • Personal and family law (adoption, common-law spouses, child custody and access, support payments, protection plans, separation and divorce)
  • Education law (work-related injuries and illnesses)
  • Health law (medical and hospital liability)

Education

  • Graduate studies in Business Law, Université Laval (2003 and 2004)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1999)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Quebec City) (2007 to present) (Saint-Georges: 2004 to 2007)
  • Bernier Beaudry (Quebec City)
  • Tremblay Bois Mignault (Quebec City)
  • Ministère de la Justice (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Presentation at the Québec Bar’s mental health symposium
  • Various training sessions at the Université de Sherbrooke Faculty of Law computer lab
  • Lecture on computer security in the public health network

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Société Action-Chambreurs de Québec City
  • Former member, organizing committee, YWCA Québec Women of Merit gala benefit
  • Former Member, Organizing Committee, Nouvelle-Beauce Chamber of Commerce 10th Anniversary