Department of Justice
QUEBEC JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED
OTTAWA, November 8, 2001 - The Honourable Anne McLellan, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:
Marc E. De Wever, of Montreal, is appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the District of Montreal. He replaces Mr. Justice Y. Mayrand who has elected to become a supernumerary judge.
Mr. Justice De Wever received a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University in 1969 and was admitted to the Bar of Quebec the following year. After practising with Nantel, Mercure, Poliquin, Lamontagne and later, the firm of Vermette Dunton De Wever Toupin, he joined the Montreal firm of Lafleur Brown De Grandpré in 1985. At the time of his appointment, he was practising with Gowling Lafleur Henderson, working primarily in civil litigation, insurance law and commercial arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Justice De Wever is a former Bencher of the Bar of Quebec and served as a member of the Discipline Committee of the Bar of Quebec from 1989 to 1993. He has been a frequent presenter at various professional conferences in the area of insurance law and commercial mediation matters.
Michel Delorme, of Outremont, is appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the District of Montreal. He replaces Mr. Justice Y.A. Macerola who has elected to become a supernumerary judge.
Mr. Justice Delorme received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montreal in 1970 and was admitted to the Bar of Quebec the following year. He began practice with the Montreal firm of Bélanger Sauvé, where at the time of his appointment, he was a partner practising primarily in the area of municipal law. He has extensive experience in administrative and environmental law, as well as Charter matters.
Mr. Justice Delorme is a former Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He has participated in various seminars and conferences and is the author of numerous publications in the area of municipal law.
Carole Hallée, of Montreal, is appointed a judge of the Quebec Superior Court for the District of Montreal. She replaces Mr. Justice G. Audet, in Montreal, who passed away on October 16, 2001.
Madam Justice Hallée received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sherbrooke in 1981 and was admitted to the Bar of Quebec the following year. At the time of her appointment, she was a partner in the Montreal firm of Hallée, Hamel Avocats. Throughout her career, Madam Justice Hallée has practised primarily in family law and has extensive experience in all aspects of this area including litigation, negotiation and mediation techniques and civil procedure.
Madam Justice Hallée served as the President of the Bench and Bar Family Law Liaison Committee and is a former Vice-President of the Association of Family Law Lawyers of Quebec. She has been a frequent presenter at professional conferences and has published articles in the area of family law.
These appointments are effective immediately.
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