Christelle Berthiaume

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Associate

Christelle Berthiaume is a member of the firm's Litigation and Conflict Resolution Group practising primarily in the areas of family law, personal law and estate law.

Christelle has a strong interest in defending the rights and interests of persons who are going through trying personal experiences. This led her to orient her career into family law.  

In this regard, she previously worked as a volunteer for the harassment prevention office at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), as well as in human resources management, both of which gave her experience in assisting people in highly charged emotional situations.

Also, during her legal studies, she had the opportunity to apply her legal knowledge to clients in vulnerable situations by doing volunteer work for the legal clinic at UQAM, as well as the organization Pro Bono UQAM.

In 2018, she participated in the Bora Laskin national moot court competition, at which she pleaded a constitutional and administrative law case with determination, aplomb and proficiency.

Prior to studying law, Christelle drew on her analytical abilities and composure when she acted as a juror in a criminal trial. She also previously worked for a firm specialized in drafting appeal factums, and completed a bachelor’s degree in literary studies.

Volunteer and community activities

  • Speaker, "École du Barreau : guide de survie", Université du Québec à Montréal, 2019
  • Speaker, welcome day for students, École du Barreau du Québec, 2019
  • Clinician, legal clinic, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2017
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono UQAM, 2016-2017
  • Juror, 2015

Distinctions

  • Pierre-Robert scholarship, 2019 

Education

  • LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal, 2018
  • Summer school, Cyberjustice Laboratory, Université de Montréal, 2018
  • B.A., literary studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2014

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec, 2020 
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