Christina
Caron

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2006

Expertise : aboriginal and constitutional law

Hotline: 367 777-0729

It is during the summer of 2004, at Cain Lamarre in Rimouski, that Me Christina Caron obtained her very first job as a law student. Since then, she has developed great expertise in Indigenous and constitutional law.

A member of the Quebec Bar since 2006, Me Caron accompanies several Indigenous communities throughout Quebec in their political and land governance. She is also involved in litigation involving constitutional issues.

With her calm and positive outlook, Me Caron has developed valuable expertise in specific claims involving the federal Crown's fiduciary obligations to the First Nations.

Me Caron has also specialized in drafting legal notices and appeal factums challenging the rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, particularly with respect to the validity of laws and government action.

Me Caron's Indigenous law practice covers a variety of areas such as Indigenous electoral rules, membership and citizenship rules, Indigenous land management, Indigenous constitutions, customary political institutions, health emergency measures in Indigenous communities, Indigenous justice and self-government, Indigenous policing, illegal historical expropriations and surrenders (railroads, roads, floods, logging, etc.) and modern treaties.

Eager to share her knowledge with others, Me Caron has taught Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law and the Principles of Public Law at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Her pedagogical legal approach has become a professional asset. Indeed, Me Caron has the ability to simplify the law in order to help her clients better understand their issues.

Me Caron pursued doctoral studies in law sociology on the perception and interpretation of human rights and freedoms and was awarded two prestigious research grants.

In addition to teaching, Me Caron also gives conferences. She is also very involved with Indigenous students and university committees at various Quebec universities. Among other things, she organizes the Cain Lamarre Indigenous Law Writing Competition.

Passionate about the causes for which she works, Me Caron has at heart the fight against racism towards Indigenous people, particularly in public institutions. Me Caron is also an avid swimmer and music lover.

Assistant: Cynthia Beaulieu

Expertise

  • Aboriginal and constitutional law

Education

  • Master of Laws (2012)
  • Bachelor of Laws (2006)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2019 to present)
  • Joli-Coeur Lacasse, Québec City (2018 to 2019)
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (2016 to 2018)
  • Université de Sherbrooke (2014 to 2015)
  • Dionne Schulze, Montréal (2008 to 2012)
  • McCarthy Tétrault, Québec City (2005 to 2007)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • University courses at the Université de Sherbrooke: Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law
  • University courses at the Université du Québec à Montréal: Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, Principles of Public Law

Associations, committees, boards

  • President - Saint-Michel Elementary School Council (Sillery)

Distinctions

  • Joseph Armand-Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship in Honour of Nelson Mandela from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2018)
  • Doctoral Recruitment Excellence Award from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2016)