Edith Brault Lalanne

Edith Brault Lalanne

Lawyer and mediator

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BAR ADMISSION

2000

FORMAL TRAINING
  • Quebec Bar School – Civil, commercial and labour mediation
  • Quebec Bar School – Bar
  • University of Montreal – Bachelor of laws
PROFILE

Attorney
Civil, commercial and labour mediator
Accredited by:

  • Quebec Bar
  • Minister of Justice for Small Claims
  • L’institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)

See and do things differently!

That is why Edith Brault-Lalanne has joined the Lavin Gosselin team

In the years prior, Me Brault-Lalanne was a partner at a distinguished Montreal law firm.  She was also assistant general manager and legal counsel for an agricultural union.

For 13 years she was an attorney practising in the private sector.  She offered legal services to her clients, negotiating and settling numerous cases.  For 2 years, she acted as in-house counsel for a large organization, advising the directors and managerial staff, acting as decision-maker as well as engaging and directing outside legal services.  Through this experience she has learned to wear her client’s shoes gaining a better understanding of the client’s real needs and issues.

After all of these years of practice, she realized that many of the contested cases in which she was involved could have been avoided by using various means of conflict settlement by the parties and prevention within the business context.  She favours mediation and encourages managerial staff to prevent rather than cure.

In the course of her practice, she works with a varied clientele made up of public organizations, private businesses and individuals and she is able to adapt her approach to the variety of structures, situations, needs and means of her clients.

In addition to representing her clients before the courts of Quebec, she acts as a mediator.  She negotiates, drafts and revises various contracts;  she develops strategic plans, drafts policies and rules, assists her clients in the execution of contracts and helps them resolve problems as they arise.  With her clients she advocates a preventive approach in order to avoid litigation, minimize legal costs and build long term relationships.

FIELDS OF LAW
  • Civil and commercial
  • Construction
  • Family
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal
  • Collections
  • Individuals
  • Labor relations
  • Civil and medical liability
  • Estates
  • Consultation for Small Claims
PUBLICATIONS

She has written several legal chronicles and collaborated for the Newsletter “Repères de droit civil en ligne des Éditions Yvon Blais”.

CONFERENCES

During the course of the last few years, she has moderated several specialized training courses.  She has acted as guest speaker for clients, and on occasion at symposiums organized by various organizations including the Canadian Institute, AQLASS, AQRSS and ETS – the topics were related to:

  • Contract management
  • Construction contracts and timetable management
  • Performance bonding and insurance: “the whys and whereabouts”
  • ABCs of construction privileges
  • CSST and “reasonable diligence” for contractors
  • Contract law for public bodies
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Psychological harassment
  • Various investigative techniques in the workplace
  • Changes to the labour standards Act.
INVOLVEMENT

Me Brault-Lalanne is an involved woman for whom mutual aid and assistance are foremost.   During the course of the last years, she has been involved in several associations.  She presently sits on the board of directors of the CPE L’Univers des Petits.  She was President of the board of directors of Entre Parents Montréal-Nord Inc.  She acted as director of the organization Logis Rose-Virginie where she continues her activities of fund-raising.

  • Member of the Cowansville and region Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the IMAQ