Council and Executive management 2022-2023


Council of the Bar of Montreal 2022-2023

From left to right : Mtre Tamara Davis, Executive Director (starting September 1st, 2022), Mtre Indragandhi Balassoupramaniane, Councillor, Mtre Patrycja Nowakowska, Representative of the Young Bar of Montreal, Mtre Mathieu Jacques, Secretary, Mtre Brigitte Garceau, Councillor, Mtre David Ettedgui, First Councillor, Mtre Stephanie Lisa Roberts, Councillor, Bâtonnière Julie Mousseau, Mtre Valérie Assouline, Councillor, Mtre Alice Popovici, Treasurer, Mtre Mélanie Dugré (Until August 18, 2022), Councillor, Ms. Gislaine Dufault, PRP, Executive Director (Until September 1st, 2022) and Mtre Caroline Larouche, Councillor.

Absent from the photo : Mtre Vanessa O'Connell-Chretien, Councillor (in replacement of Mtre Dugré), Mtre Chantale Massé, Councillor and Mtre Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, Councillor.


Mtre Tamara Davis, Executive Director
Mtre Nancy Brouillette, Human Resources Director
Mtre Nathalie Guertin, Director of Legal Affairs


Mr. Arnaud Bélanger, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Nancy Bélanger, Executive Assistant
Mtre Carmine Belfort, Head of the Referral Service
Mrs Isabelle Giroux, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Sarah Krizou, Salon des avocats Hostess
Mrs Silvana Lossio, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Linda Marcotte, Receptionnist
Mtre Noémie Merrette, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Dounia Mustafa, Referral Service Assistant
Mrs Cecilia Ortiz-Belloso, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Christine Plourde, Head of events
Mrs Véronique Seguin-Cadiche, Communications Assistant
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.