The 2016 Emeritus Lawyer Evening took place last November 2nd, in Le Windsor’s elegant atmosphere, in Montreal. Every year, the Barreau du Québec makes it a point to celebrate the remarkable work accomplished by its members and colleagues. The lawyers being honored have displayed an exemplary track record and have been a beacon to the profession, thus exemplifying the mark of excellence that has come to be expected from the legal field.

It is with great pride that Groupe Montpetit has announced the continuation of its involvement with this special and colorful evening, this year again acting as one of its official sponsors. In fact, 19 lawyers received the prestigious Advocatus Emeritus distinction this year for their engagement and leadership in law advancement and their contributions to society. Surrounded by their family and friends, the recipients delivered poignant testimonies recounting their respective journeys to the attending guests.

Each year, in order to properly illustrate the recipients’ contributions, the event hosts a benefit to raise funds for an active organization within the legal community. This endeavour has managed to yield close to $17,000 for Montreal’s YWCA legal clinic, an organization offering free legal services to women in need.

What is more, the Emeritus Lawyer Evening is also the perfect occasion to recognize the excellence of the field’s younger talents. As a firm particularly devoted to the ideas of continuity and succession, it is with great joy that Groupe Montpetit has announced the launch of a scholarship program aimed at rewarding academically-gifted students attending the École du Barreau. This year, the recipients are Geneviève Ingrid Perrin and Catherine Gauthier. Their excellence in leadership and their contributions to the field represent a remarkable source of admiration and pride. Their outstanding work has shone a light on the talent of the field’s succession and constitutes a great inspiration for all.

Groupe Montpetit was proud to be one of the main sponsors of this prestigious evening during which so many special moments were shared. We thank you, dear 2016 Emeritus Lawyers, for your exceptional contributions. We join the Barreau Du Québec in congratulating all of you. You represent a true mark of excellence.


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