Léonie Gagné, a litigation lawyer at Lavery, is interviewed on her career change in the Dancer Transition Resource Centre’s 2014/2015 Annual Report in an article entitled "From Winning Applause to Winning Cases" .
Before practising law, Leonie devoted herself for more than ten years as a professional classical ballet dancer in Toronto, in particular with the National Ballet of Canada :
‘Léonie Gagné had high hopes for her second career. ‘I wanted to find something I was proud of and that matched my ambitions,’ the former ballet dancer revealed. While her career transition is characterized by careful planning and incremental career changes, she has found all the passion and excitement she was looking for in her new career as a litigator. In 2014/15, Léonie became an associate at Lavery De Billy, a prominent Quebec law firm, practising in the areas of insurance law, civil and professional liability as well as product liability.’
Discover Leonie’s career transition and the reasons that motivated her to choose law by reading the article available here.