Council and direction 2021-2022


The members of the Council represent various areas of practice of the legal profession (private practice, government jurists, legal counsel to corporations, etc.)
and serve as the eyes and ears of the Bâtonnier in the legal world and the community as a whole.

Council of the Bar of Montreal 2021-2022

Assis – de gauche à droite :
Me Mylène Lemieux, secrétaire, Monsieur le bâtonnier Extra Junior Laguerre, Me Julie Mousseau, première conseillère et Me David Ettedgui, trésorier.

Debout – de gauche à droite :
Me Sabine Uwitonze, représentant le Jeune Barreau de Montréal, Me Jack H. Chadirdjian, directeur général (jusqu’au 7 octobre 2021), Me Valérie Assouline, conseillère, Me Chantale Massé, conseillère, Me Caroline Larouche, conseillère, Me Gabriele Di Genova, conseiller, Me Alice Popovici, conseillère, Mme Gislaine Dufault, PRP, directrice générale (à compter du 7 octobre 2021) et Me Mélanie Dugré, conseillère.
Absentes de la photo : 
Me Indragandhi Balassoupramaniane, conseillère et Me Heather Michelin, conseillère.


Mrs Gislaine Dufault, PRP, Executive Director
Mtre Nancy Brouillette, Human Resources Director
Mtre Nathalie Guertin, Director of Legal Affairs


Mrs Carmine Belfort, Reference Assistant
Mtre Valérie Chapuis, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Sarah-Maude De Rive, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Alexandra Ghezzi, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Isabelle Giroux, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Rosalie Goulet, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Linda Marcotte, Receptionnist
Mrs Cecilia Ortiz-Belloso, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Christine Plourde, Head of events
Mtre Nicolaos Strapatsas, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Katherine Taron, Communications Technician
Mrs Alexandra Thompson, Communications Advisor

Administrative services ensure that the Section’s affairs are properly managed. Their functions include the following : 

  • See to the execution of the Council’s decisions; 
  • Manage current affairs;
  • Administer the funds of the Section and manage the budgets of the Section;
  • Deal with requests for conciliation submitted by advocates who accept legal aid mandates;
  • Provide support and assistance to the Bâtonnier and the members of the Council;
  • Provide the support needed by some forty (40) committees;
  • Operate the Salon des avocats, for the benefit of members;
  • Organize and manage a Referral Service for the public.

And, in cooperation with the appropriate committees :

  • They organize the Rentrée judiciaire and the group swearing-in ceremony;
  • They contribute to the organization of activities developed for the public;
  • They deal with complaints of illegal practice submitted under the Act respecting the Barreau;
  • They offer recognized activities as part of the Mandatory continuing education program.