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

Bâtonnier: Mtre Extra Junior Laguerre
First Councillor: Mtre Julie Mousseau
Treasurer: Mtre David Ettedgui
Secretary: Mtre Mylène Lemieux
Councillors: Mes Valérie Assouline, Indragandhi Balassoupramaniane, Gabriele Di Genova, Mélanie Dugré, Caroline Larouche, Chantale Massé, Heather Michelin et Alice Popovici.
Representative of the Young Bar of Montreal: Mtre Sabine Uwitonze


Mtre Jack H. Chadirdjian, Executive Director
Mtre Nancy Brouillette, Human Resources Director
Mrs Gislaine Dufault, PRP, Communications Director and Special Advisor
Mtre Nathalie Guertin, Director of Legal Affairs 


Mtre Catherine Alix, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Carmine Belfort, Reference Assistant
Mrs Charlotte Blanche, Communications Advisor
Mtre Stéphanie Bouchard, 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 Linda Marcotte, Receptionnist
Mrs Cecilia Ortiz-Belloso, Administrative Assistant
Mrs Christine Plourde, Communications Assistant
Me Nicolaos Strapatsas, Coordinating Lawyer
Mrs Katherine Taron, Communications Technician
Mrs Darnelle Vilain, Executive Assistant

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.