Isabelle
Blackburn

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2013

Expertise : litigation | administrative law | environmental law | agricultural and agri-food law

Hotline: 581 543-2707

Isabelle Blackburn primarily practices in civil litigation, administrative law, and environmental law.

She is keen on community involvement, serving on various committees and organizations in the agricultural and agrifood industries. She grew up in a farming family, and from a young age became well aware of the challenges facing businesses in the agriculture sector—an area in which she takes a special interest as a result.

Assistant: Sara Gilbert

Expertise

  • Litigation (remedies of all types, extraordinary remedies, civil liability)
  • Administrative law (marketing of agricultural, food, and fishing products, organic certification process and controlled designation of origin, preservation of agricultural land and farming activities (CPTAQ), appealing government decisions, food regulations)
  • Environmental law (appeal of government decisions)
  • agricultural and agri-food law

Education

  • Certificate in Environmental Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (2019)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (2012)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Saguenay (2012 to present)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Participation à la rédaction du Guide pratique du transfert de ferme, publié par Cain Lamarre (2015)
  • "Attention à l'enthousiasme, les projets municipaux ne s'adoptent pas toujours dans les règles de l'art," article published in Québec Municipal (2015)
  • "Portée légale et politique: développements mondiaux récents en matière de changement climatiques," article published in Vecteur Environnement (2015)
  • Co-author, with François Bouchard, of an article entitled "Traitement et protection juridique," published in JurisClasseur Québec, collection Droit public, Droit municipal, LexisNexis Canada (2014)
  • Co-author, with Karine Boies, of the article "La responsabilité civile d'une municipalité dans l'application dite « excessive » de sa réglementation municipale," published in the trade publication BâtiVert (2014)
  • Co-author, with Charles Brassard, of the article "Les aspects bénéfiques d'une gestion adéquate de la propriété intellectuelle pour l'entreprise," published in Bulletin de droit économique de la Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval (2013)
  • Research assistant for lawyer Raymonde Crête at Université Laval for her course on corporations

Associations, committees, boards

  • Vice-chair, board of directors, Les Fermes Solidar inc. (2016 to 2019)
  • Involvement with the Table agroalimentaire du SLSJ (2013 to 2018)
  • Member, board of directors, Atelier de musique de Jonquière (2015 to 2017)
  • Member of CRAAQ's Établissement et retrait de l’agriculture committee