Christelle Berthiaume initially joined Lavery as a law student in 2018. More recently, in August 2019, after completing the professional training courses at the École du Barreau, she started doing her articles with the firm. This will give her the opportunity to work in the areas of employment law, administrative law, litigation and business law.
While doing her legal studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Christelle volunteered both with the university’s legal clinic and with Pro Bono UQAM. In 2018, she participated in the Bora Laskin national moot court competition, confirming her interest in litigation. She also volunteered with the university’s harassment prevention office, which enabled her to develop skills and knowledge in this area and the ability to intervene in highly charged emotional situations.
Prior to studying law, Christelle had the invaluable experience of being a juror in a criminal trial. In addition, she previously worked for a firm specialized in drafting appeal factums. She has also completed a bachelor’s degree in literary studies.
Volunteer and community activities
- 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
- 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