Rosemarie
Bouchard

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2009

Expertise : municipal law | environmental law | agricultural and agri-food law | business law

Hotline: 873 389-5103

Active in her field since 2009, Me Rosemarie Bouchard holds a master's degree in law with a specialization in common law and transnational law (Juris Doctor). She practices mainly in environmental law, agricultural law, and municipal law.

Me Bouchard practices out of the Sherbrooke office and draws on her experience to guide her clients. Her specialties include expropriation for public purposes, the protection of agricultural land and activities, land use planning and urban development, quarries and sand pits, water, air and noise quality, administrative controls and land protection and rehabilitation.

In addition to effectively advising her clients, Me Bouchard is conscientious and rigorous, as well as active in various publications related to the law. Among other works, she has written several articles for the COMBEQ's Bâtivert magazine, the ADMQ's Scribe magazine and the FQM's Québec Municipale platform. Not only active on paper, she has also given various conferences and training sessions in her preferred fields at various forums, conferences and directly with clients.

Furthermore, she was a member of the Comité Élan of the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Drummond, president of the board of directors of the Association du Jeune Barreau d'Arthabaska, and representative of the board of directors of the Young Bar on the Arthabaska Bar Council. Teamwork is very important to Me Bouchard who, supported by her peers in her rigorous approach, will always take the time to listen to her clients.

Expertise

  • Municipal law (access to municipal documents, land use and urban planning, municipal jurisdiction and regulatory powers, right of expropriation for public purposes, functioning of municipal councils, elections, ethics, and professional conduct, contract management, preservation of agricultural land and activities, work relations, extra-contractual liability, remuneration of elected municipal officers)
  • Environmental law (public hearings and BAPE hearings, quarries and sandpits, government controls, waste management, hazardous materials, land protection and rehabilitation, water quality, air quality, and noise, appeal of government decisions)
  • Agricultural and agri-food law
  • Business law

Education

  • Master's degree in law with specialization in common law and transnational law (Juris Doctor), Université de Sherbrooke (2010)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (2008)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Sherbrooke (2019 to present)
  • Cain Lamarre, Drummondville (2010 to 2018)
  • Cain Lamarre, Saguenay (2009 to 2010)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • What is new for MRCs following Bills 122 and 155, training given to members of the ADGMRCQ, Quebec (2019)
  • Expansion of the municipality's accounting perimeter: what control mechanisms should be put in place?, training given at the ADMQ Congress, Quebec (2019)
  • Lecturer, Université de Sherbrooke, course DRT 557 of the law degree program, Town planning and development law (2019)
  • Author of several articles on municipal law for publications such as: Bâtivert, published by the COMBEQ, le Juriclip Municipal et environnement de Cain Lamarre, Scribe magazine, published by the ADMQ and the Québec Municipal platform of the FQM
  • « Les regroupements-bénévoles gravitant autour de la Municipalité : quelles sont les règles du jeu? » (“What are the rules of the game for the volunteer associations in the municipality?”) and « L’abécédaire des approbations et autorisations ministérielles en matière de finances municipales » (“The ABCs of ministerial approvals and authorizations with regard to municipal finances”), training seminars for directors general and secretary-treasurers (ADMQ/2016) in Drummondville
  • « La durée de votre contrat de travail, qu’en est-il? » (“What about the duration of your employment contract?”), presented at a gathering of the Centre-du-Québec regional chapter of the ADQM/2015 in Bécancour
  • « Rôles et responsabilités des élus » (“Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Representatives”), training seminar for municipal representatives (FQM/2014) in St-Honoré
  • « Le zonage agricole provincial » (“Provincial Agricultural Zoning”), training seminar for members of the FQM, including building and environmental inspectors (FQM, 2014 and 2015) in Granby and Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Negotiating municipal contracts AND Manager and contractee: how to balance both tasks, one-day workshop for members of Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ), Sherbrooke (2013)
  • New legislation and jurisprudence: 2011 in review, a one-day workshop as part of Fédération Québécoise des Municipalités’ (FQM’s) training sessions, Saint-Wenceslas (2012)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Former member, Comité Élan, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Drummond
  • Former chair, board of directors, Jeune Barreau d'Arthabaska
  • Former member, board of directors, Jeune Barreau d'Arthabaska

Distinctions

  • Named "Volunteer of the Year" at the 2013 Annual Gala of Jeune Chambre de commerce de Drummond