Marie-Douce Huard

Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2001
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Marie-Douce Huard practises civil and commercial law, including matters related to contracts, tenders and calls for tenders, as well as construction and insurance law.

Over the years, she has successfully pleaded before various civil courts and administrative bodies and collaborated on major cases, including construction arbitrations in the context of proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. She has also represented clients in the process of alternative dispute resolution. Based on her extensive experience, she is regularly invited to speak at events related to construction law.

She responds to the needs and concerns of her clients through her analytical skills, attention to detail, dedication and efficiency in finding personalized legal solutions. Thanks to her management abilities, she is able to bring out the best in each member of her team.

Marie-Douce prides herself on her involvement in the legal community. She has served on several boards of directors, including the Quebec Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association board. A pioneer in a predominantly male industry, she supports initiatives that foster leadership and develop women’s full potential.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2000

Diploma in Media Arts and Technology, Print Media option, 1997

Rankings & Recognitions

Regional finalist of the “Making Our Way” contest sponsored by the Secrétariat à la jeunesse, 2009

Recipient of Québec City’s “Youth Commitment Award”, 2005

Recipient of the Guy R. Landry Award for excellence in business law, securities law and academic involvement at the Université de Sherbrooke, 1999

Industries

Publications

News

Other Publications

Coauthor of the guide “Seul devant la Cour – En matières civiles” (booklet 1) published by the Quebec Bar Foundation

Events

Others

Webinars in collaboration with ACQ-Québec

Lecture on the non-compliance of bids, performance evaluations and statutory offences, OpenForumOuvert, 2020

Facilitation of a panel on the new generation of construction professionals, OpenForumOuvert, 2020

Speaker at the annual CECQ and QRBHCA convention

Instructor, international contract law, Collège Bart

Lecturer on ethics for the Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Presenter to the association of early childhood centres in the Québec City and Chaudière-Appalaches regions

Involvement

Partner and speaker for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 cohorts of the ICCQ’s “Women in Leadership” program

Since 2020 – Board member, ACRGTQ

Board member, Académie Saint-Louis

2016 – Leader of the first cohort of l’Effet A in Québec City

Board member, YWCA (formerly)

Board member, Ubald-Villeneuve Rehabilitation Centre (formerly)

Professional Associations

2018-2021 – Member, Superior Court Liaison Committee for the Bar Association of Québec City

2016-2018 – Chair, work/life balance committee of the Bar Association of Québec City

Member, SOQUIJ Advisory Committee

2015-2019 – Member, Board of Governors, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Québec City

Since 2013 – Member, Professional Training Committee, Quebec Bar School

Member, Quebec Bar Association work/life balance committee (formerly)

Board member, Junior Bar Association of Québec City (formerly)

Chair, Board of Directors, Junior Bar Association of Québec City (formerly)

Board member of the Bar Association of Québec City and the Quebec Bar Association (formerly)

Board member, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Québec City (formerly)

Senior Vice President, Junior Chamber of Commerce of Québec City (formerly)

Director, Young Business Person contest (formerly)

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