A new team joins Lavery’s Litigation group in Québec City

August, 2017 - Canada

Montréal, August 29, 2017 - Lavery is pleased to announce that a new team composed of two partners has joined its
Litigation and Conflict Resolution group in the Québec City office.

Judith Rochette, who joins the firm as a partner, is returning to her roots because she previously worked with Lavery for
twelve years. Called to the Barreau du Québec in 1988, she holds a Master in Health Law from the Université de
Sherbrooke and has extensive experience in civil and professional liability and insurance law. Me Rochette is familiar
with the business community and will actively contribute to developing the firm’s presence in the health, insurance,
financial services and educational sectors which are her core practice areas.

With forty years of practice behind him, Errol Payne is joining the firm as a partner. He practises primarily civil and
professional liability, general insurance, life and disability insurance, and media law in loss of reputation and privacy
matters. He is actively involved with the Barreau du Québec, where, as counsel for the Professional Liability Insurance
Fund, he defends lawyers being sued for professional liability. He has also been a member of the Barreau’s Professional
Inspection Committee since 1999 and has served as chair since 2008, and as such, is a top reference on ethics,
disciplinary law and professional liability.

“The arrival of Judith and Errol at our Québec City office will definitely enable us to better serve our ever-growing
clientele in the national capital and will enhance our presence in the surrounding important business centres. Their
reputation within the Quebec business community and their expertise correspond with the highest standards of the
profession. We are honoured that they accepted our offer to join our large family,” commented Anik Trudel, Lavery’s
Chief Executive Officer.

Lavery is the largest independent law firm in Québec. The firm has offices in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke, and
Trois-Rivières, where its professionals work daily to provide a diverse range of comprehensive legal services as well as
integrated solutions suited to the client’s needs. Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories, our lawyers are at
the heart of all movement in the business world and are actively involved in their communities. Lavery’s expertise is
regularly sought by numerous national and international firms to intervene in files falling within Québec’s jurisdiction.