Joanie Proteau is a partner in Langlois Lawyers’ Quebec City office, where she is a member of the Insurance Law group. She practises primarily in the areas of general civil liability and professional liability, particularly in real estate and construction law matters.
Joanie advises clients in these areas on litigation strategy and represents them before the courts. She is attuned to the needs of her clients regarding alternative dispute resolution and settlement.
Since becoming a practising lawyer, Joanie has been actively involved in the legal community and the Quebec Bar. She was president of the Young Bar Association of Quebec City for 2012-2013 and currently teaches at the Quebec Bar’s professional training institute, the École du Barreau du Québec.
Joanie is also co-captain of the “Langlois Lawyers / Ateliers François Béroud” elite women’s ice-canoeing team, and a member of the Association des coureurs en canot à glace, the Quebec provincial ice-canoeing association.
She practises law in both languages English and French.
- 2016 – Legal Industry Reform
2019 – “Commentaire sur la décision Downey c. Boys – Les vices cachés et la responsabilité professionnelle du courtier immobilier analysés par la Cour supérieure” (Case comment on Downey v. Boys – Hidden defects and the professional liability of a real estate broker analysed by the Superior Court), co-authored with Victoria Lemieux-Brown, Repères, Yvon Blais, February 2019, EYB2019REP2692.
2017 – “Commentaire sur la décision Federal Construction inc. c. Congregation Kol Yaacov – Signification et lieu public consacré au culte : interprétation et réflexions” (Case comment on Federal Construction Inc. v. Congregation Kol Yaacov: service of proceedings in a public space dedicated to religious worship), co-authored with Catherine Bourget, Repères, Yvon Blais, Montreal, June 2017, EYB2017REP2244.
2016 – “Développements récents en droit des assurances – 2016” (Recent developments in insurance law – 2016), co-author with Michèle Bédard, Yvon Blais Editions, January 2017.
2015 – Conference speaker on “Le protocole de l’instance et les pouvoirs de gestion en première instance” (The case protocol and case-management powers at first instance), Langlois Lawyers
2014 – Conference speaker on “Le nouveau code de procédure civile : la gestion de l’instance et la résolution de conflit” (The New Code of Civil Procedure: Case Management and Dispute Resolution)
Since 2018 – Administrator of the Board of Directors, Quebec City Crisis Centre
Since 2018 – Interim president of the Quebec City Dragon-Boat Club
2015 to 2018 – Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Quebec City Dragon-Boat Club
Since 2021 – Member of the Montreal Association of Insurance Women (MAIW)
Since 2018 – Member of the Quebec Bar’s civil procedure committee
Since 2015 – Member of the Superior Court liaison committee, Quebec Bar
2012-2013 – President of the Young Bar Association of Quebec City
2009 to 2015 – Member of the board of directors of the Young Bar Association of Quebec City
Since 2010 – Member of AFAQ (Quebec Association of Women in the Insurance Industry)
2012-2013 – Member of the General Council of the Quebec Bar
LL.B., Civil Law, International Profile, Laval University, 2007
Areas of Practice