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Alice Bourgault-Roy

Telephone : (514) 393-7450

Fax : (514) 878-1865

Email : abourgaultroy@rsslex.com

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Alice Bourgault-Roy’s practice focuses on mandates relating to professional and civil liability, and to insurance of persons.

She started her career in the litigation group of a large regional firm, where she managed files pertaining to various fields of law, mainly professional and real estate law. She then joined the legal department of a regulatory institution in the construction industry, where she performed various tasks as clerk of a disciplinary committee, prosecutor, and legal advisor to mechanical building systems contractors.

This experience allowed her to acquire skills in various, and sometimes arcane fields and to appear frequently before the courts. Throughout her career, Alice has been known for her thoroughness and her creativity, which allow her to reach optimal outcomes for her clients.

Alice joined the firm’s Insurance Law Practice Group in the beginning of 2019.

Representative Matters

Professional Liability

Alice frequently represents professionals under mandates from their liability insurance funds. She successfully defends notaries, accountants, lawyers, and other professionals when their professional liability is at stake.

Insurance of Persons

Alice also focuses on cases of insurance of persons, especially in life insurance, disability, or travel matters. She advises and represents insurers in litigation on claims for indemnities, coverage, and invalid or lapsed policies.

Civil Liability

Drawing from her broad experience, Alice also handles numerous files related to general civil liability. She represents contractors, sellers, manufacturers, landlords, municipalities, corporations, and individuals in cases related to aspects as diverse as construction or manufacturing defects, bodily injuries and municipal law.

Recovery

In addition to defence files, Alice frequently works on recovery cases for various insurers. She knows how to reach satisfactory and efficient settlements, frequently soon after the file has been opened.

Honours

Dean’s List of the Law Faculty of University of Montreal

Associations

Young Bar of Montreal

“Avocates dans la profession” committee of the Bar of Montreal (2018–2020)

Young Bar Association of Longueuil: board member, secretary, vice-president (2016–2017)

Montreal Association of Insurance Women

Publications and Conferences

SNC-Lavalin inc. c. Deguise: The Professional Responsibility of the Geologist”, RSS newsletter, June 2020

“Les concours publicitaires : oui, mais à quel prix ?”, Le Denturo (Association des denturologistes du Québec), spring 2020 and winter 2016

“Can the burden of proof be reversed in matters of annulment of will for incapacity or undue influence?”, RSS newsletter, July 2019

Monthly articles in L’Entre-Presse (Corporation of Master Pipe-Mechanics of Quebec), 2017–2019

“Déboulonnons les mythes!”, Le Denturo, winter 2015

Community Involvement

Since 2015, Alice is secretary and member of the executive board of the Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped. In this capacity, she is involved in the review committee of its general by-laws and takes part in the philanthropic activities that allow the organization to provide essential services to its vulnerable members.

In addition, since she joined the firm, Alice has been active with RSS au féminin. She joins her colleagues in the organization of conferences, activities, fund raisers and promotional campaigns to support women in the profession and in society in general.

Languages

English, French

Education

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Montreal, 2014

Call to Bar

Quebec, 2015