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STÉPHANIE
Poirier

Title: lawyer Year of call: 2013

Expertise: insurance law  |  litigation  |  health law

Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean native Stéphanie Poirier was admitted to the Québec Bar in 2013 after obtaining her LL.B. from Université Laval.

Her practice centers on health and social services, liability and insurance, and civil and commercial litigation, but includes a range of other fields, including construction law. She has always had an interest in medicine, which serves her well on civil liability and hospital cases. She has also represented healthcare institutions in residential care cases and motions for authorization from the courts to obtain care for patients who categorically refuse it.

In addition, Stéphanie is involved in a local community organization that helps people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Her fields of specialization include:

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Health and Social Services

Assistant: Jeanne D'Arc Perron

Expertise

  • Insurance law (builders’ risk insurance, professional liability insurance, statutory examinations)
  • Litigation (insurance, remedies of all types, civil liability)
  • Health law (access to information, disciplinary law, ethics, care, and institutional care, medical and hospital liability)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (2012 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Legal commentary "directives médicales anticipées," TVDL (june 2017)
  • Author of the article "Les directives médicales anticipées : panacée ou obstacle aux volontés de fin de vie?" published in a special edition of the magazine "Le Point en santé"
  • Presentations at a number of conferences on construction law and health and social services law
  • Author of the article “L'arrêt Carter et l'aide médicale à mourir” published in Synergie, the review of Association québécoise des établissements de santé et de services sociaux (April 2015)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, board of directors, Palli-Aide
  • Alternate member, Bioethics Committee of Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Chicoutimi
  • Member, board of directors, Association pour la promotion des droits des personnes handicapées