Pro Bono Students Canada

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé to Headline PBSC Event in Montréal, January 10, 2013


PBSC’s three Montréal chapters – McGill, the University of Montréal and the University of Québec at Montréal – are joining forces to host a Q & A with former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé.  Justice L’Heureux-Dubé, who recently celebrated her 85th birthday at an event at the University of Ottawa, is seen as one of Canada’s most noteworthy and fearless justices, a tireless dissenter on the Court and a champion for principles of freedom, equality and justice.

Justice L’Heureux-Dubé retired in 2002, and rarely accepts invitations to speak.  However, a long-time supporter of Pro Bono Students Canada, she has generously agreed to hold a Question and Answer session with PBSC law student volunteers from all three Montréal law schools, as well as volunteers from our Laval and Sherbrooke chapters.  Canadian Civil Liberties Association General Counsel Nathalie Des Rosiers will moderate the event, which will be hosted at the Montréal office of PBSC’s National Law Firm Partner, McCarthy Tétrault, LLP, on January 10, 2013.  A pro bono lawyer from McCarthy Tétrault will provide opening remarks.

PBSC is expecting at least 120 students and partners will make their way to McCarthy Tétrault in order to hear Justice L’Heureux-Dubé speak on topics ranging from the Charter, to legal education, to access to justice.  A cocktail reception will follow.

This event is by invitation-only for PBSC students at the five Quebec law schools, and space is limited.  For more information, please contact your local PBSC chapter.