Council and Executive management 2022-2023


Council of the Bar of Montreal 2022-2023

Bâtonnière: Mtre Julie Mousseau
First Councillor: Mtre David Ettedgui
Treasurer: Mtre Alice Popovici
Secretary: Mtre Mathieu Jacques
Councillors:  Mtres Valérie Assouline, Indra Balassoupramaniane, Mélanie Dugré, Brigitte Garceau, Caroline Larouche, Chantale Massé, Jonathan Pierre-Étienne et Stephanie Lisa Roberts
Representative of the Young Bar of MontrealMe Patrycja Nowakowska


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


Mrs Nancy Bélanger, Executive Assistant
Mtre Carmine Belfort, Head of the Referral Service
Mtre Valérie Chapuis, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Sarah-Maude De Rive, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Isabelle Giroux, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Silvana Lossio, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Linda Marcotte, Receptionnist
Mrs Cecilia Ortiz-Belloso, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Christine Plourde, Head of events
Mtre Nicolaos Strapatsas, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Katherine Taron, Designer and Head of IT
Mrs Alexandra Thompson, Communications Advisor
Mrs Cristina Zeidan, Salon des avocats Hostess

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.