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Julius Grey

Julius Grey is a renowned lawyer with more than 40 years of experience and practice in several areas of law. He received his education from McGill and Oxford Universities. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1974.

He was a member of the Faculty of Law at McGill University from 1977 to 2002, and taught at the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Human Rights School in Charlottetown. He was president of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation from 1985 to 1988. In 1984, he published a text on immigration law in Canada. He continues to publish several articles on more technical subjects of law, but also on topics of general interest.

In 2004, Me Grey received, for his entire career, the Barreau du Québec Medal, which is the highest distinction awarded by the Quebec Bar.

In 2014, Me Grey published a book together with Geneviève Nootens, entitled “Julius Grey. Conversations with Geneviève Nootens “in which he shares certain details of his life, because he has a personal philosophy.

Me Grey recently published an article titled “The Ideology of Capitalism” which addresses the crisis of capitalism. In this article, he argues that the failures of capitalism are not an accident or a result of the actions of a few unprincipled men. Rather, it is a harbinger of things to come – loss of employment due to technology and globalization, a world without the myth of constant growth, tension between ethnic and national groups which seek to tilt the scale in favour of their group, a constant need for more radical technology and a fear of its unavoidable frightening side.

Me Grey has pleaded the second most cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. He has gone to the highest court in the country more than 50 times!

Geneviève Grey

Geneviève Grey obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law (LL.B.) in 2012 from Laval University and previously completed a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Political Science (B.A.) in 2008 at McGill. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2013. Me Grey speaks French and English fluently.

Me Grey is particularly interested in human rights, family law, animal rights and criminal law, especially the impact of legalization of cannabis.

Me Grey has been a mediator in civil, commercial and labour law since 2016.

Vanessa Paliotti

After her CEGEP Vanessa Paliotti received a scholarship offer at the University of Ottawa where she completed her civil law degree.

In 2015-16, she received her Bachelor’s in North American Law from Université de Montréal, receiving the Bohémier-Ferland Award for Excellence in Ethics, Ethics and Professionalism.

Me Paliotti articled in Oakville Ontario in the areas of litigation, estate resolution, trust matters and wills. She has been a member of the Ontario Bar since June 2018.

From March 2019, Me Paliotti is also a member of the Quebec Bar and enjoys the cosmopolitan aspect of Montreal to practice her French, Italian and her comprehension of Spanish.

Although a generalist, she is particularly interested in sports, human rights and immigration.

Julia Blais-Quintal

After studying creative writing at UQÀM, Me Julia Blais-Quintal obtained her Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law degree from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B.) in 2016. She articled with a boutique law firm specializing in civil and commercial litigation in Montreal. In 2018, she obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal and Penal Law Practice (LL.M. Crim.) from the University of Sherbrooke.

Me Blais-Quintal has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2019. She practices mainly in the areas of criminal and penal law and she has a keen interest in constitutional matters and appeal cases. She is also a member of the Association des avocats de la défense de Montréal (AADM) and the Association Québécoise des avocats et avocates de la défense (AQAAD).

Arielle Corobow

Me Arielle Corobow is a B.C.L./LL. B graduate from McGill University. She was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2019 after completing her articling in immigration law. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Prior to law, Me Corobow completed her B.A. at McGill in World Religions and Women’s Studies. She has held various research positions and worked as an educator and workshop facilitator within the Faculty of Law and the greater Montreal community. Her research has focused on issues of gender, religion, human rights, education and climate mobilization.

Me Corobow is currently developing a diverse practice with a particular interest in human rights, administrative, constitutional matters.

Rim Gtari

Me Rim Gtari joined the Bar in 2020.  Fascinated by law from a young age, following an undergraduate degree in law in Tunisia (LL.B.), a Master’s in political science from UQÀM (M.A.), her academic career was brilliantly crowned with a Doctorate in civil law from the University of Ottawa (Ph.D.) where she was awarded the prestigious Médaille du Barreau de Paris, bestowed upon the best doctoral thesis in the law faculty.

She began her professional life in education as a professor at the University of Ottawa, and as a lecturer at Collège Lasalle, Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Montréal.

Her background in Quebec law, comparative law and political science allowed her to offer rich contributions to academia, publishing numerous scholarly articles and her first book, in 2015, on the equality of women in Tunisia.

Rim is active and driven.  Among her varied interests are fundamental rights, family law, women’s rights, immigration law and the protection of refugees.

Michaëlla Bouchard-Racine

Michaëlla is a Bar member since 2020.  She completed her legal internship at the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal where she worked as a legal research analyst.  Previously, Michaëlla received both a civil law degree (LL.B.) and a Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées in transnational and common law (D.E.S.S.) from Université de Sherbrooke.  She studied administration and economics in CEGEP.

Her experience at the Tribunal helped her develop sensitivity regarding hardships endured by victims of discrimination and marginalized communities.  Her personal and professional projects are geared toward correcting societal injustices.

Her free time is devoted to the culinary arts.  

Cassandra Modafferi

Cassandra was called to the Bar in 2020.  She studied at the Université de Montréal, earning a degree in civil law (LL.B.) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.).  She likewise has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science (B.A.) from Concordia University, where she graduated with great distinction.  She has volunteered with various community organizations in the field of access to justice.

In past years, she was involved in a number of technological startup projects.  Familiar with computers and other electronic devices, she is at ease with telecommunications in the digital age. 

Carolyn Booth, Articling Student

After a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Carolyn Booth completed the joint program at McGill University where she earned a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), a Juris Doctor (J.D.), and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.). As the culminating portion of this program, Carolyn wrote a major research paper regarding regulation of surrogacy laws.  

Carolyn began working at the firm in 2018 as part of her internship in the M.S.W. program, where she has been able to integrate the holistic needs of vulnerable populations in the legal sphere. She has previously worked in immigration law.

Carolyn loves the outdoors, in particular skiing, hiking and canoe camping.

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