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Graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2000, Caroline Harnois is a member of the family, personal and estate law team in the Montreal office.
Prior to joining our firm, she worked as a lawyer with the Children, Person and Family Law team at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands, where she developed an expertise in extraterritorial conflicts and the application of international conventions, in particular regarding international child abduction, recovery of maintenance abroad, intercountry adoption and international protection of children and vulnerable adults.
During her last years in this international organization, Ms. Harnois took part in international negotiations meetings, organized and conducted training sessions for lawyers, judges, civil servants and representatives of other international organizations, and worked towards the implementation of conventions. She was also invited in several countries as a guest lecturer in her areas of practice.
Ms. Harnois also practiced in the public international law field at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, the Netherlands, and did her articling in family law with a Montreal firm.
She is a member of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec.
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