The Former Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Québec Chooses Langlois

The Honourable François Rolland joins Langlois Lawyers 

Montréal, April 1st, 2019 – Langlois Lawyers has the pleasure to announce that the Honourable François Rolland, Ad. E. is joining its litigation group as senior counsel, mediator and arbitrator. A renowned jurist in Québec and Canadian legal circles, he rose to prominence as a Justice of the Superior Court of Québec from 1996 to 2015, and was the court’s Chief Justice from 2004 to 2015. 

“Mr. Rolland’s expertise will be an invaluable asset for our firm, our clients and our practitioners. His arrival underscores our commitment to excellence, high ethical standards and legal services of unsurpassed quality”, declared Jean-François Gagnon, chief executive officer of Langlois Lawyers. 

A career characterized by dedication and excellence 

Before his appointment to the judiciary, Mr. Rolland was a partner at a national law firm and head of its civil and commercial litigation department. In addition, he presided over numerous trials and settlement conferences in all areas of civil law, including commercial disputes, class actions, as well as insolvency and corporate reorganization files. 

He was named by the Québec government as director of the Voluntary Reimbursement Program created pursuant to the Act to ensure mainly the recovery of amounts improperly paid as a result of fraud or fraudulent tactics in connection with public contracts

He is currently the ethics commissioner for the Québec Bar. In addition, he formerly served as president of the Québec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. 

A commitment to access to justice 

With accessibility to civil justice as his cardinal value, Mr. Rolland actively worked on the implementation of the Superior Court’s Settlement Conference Chamber as well as the creation of its Class Actions Chamber, and made an active contribution to the development of its Commercial Chamber. 

Mr. Rolland is currently chair of the Board of Directors of legal education organization Éducaloi, vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the legal information access center (CAIJ), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice. 

“The decision to join Langlois Lawyers was perfectly natural for me! I am passionate about the law, and the next logical step for me was to join a firm that embodies the values of commitment and dedication that have guided me throughout my career, and is recognized for its rigorous approach to the practice of law”, stated the new senior counsel, mediator and arbitrator in Langlois Lawyers’ litigation group. 

About Langlois Lawyers 

Langlois Lawyers is one of the largest law firms in Québec. Our team of 275 employees working in our offices in Montréal and Quebec City offers a wide range of highly regarded legal services in the areas of litigation, business law and labour law. Our vision: draw on the synergies generated by our various practice groups in order to offer high-quality service to our clientele. With Langlois as a business partner, you can definitely raise the bar for success.


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