William
Richard

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2022

Expertise : litigation | construction law | health law

Hotline: 581 824-7296

Originally from Rimouski, Me William Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s degree in life sciences and law (M.S.V.L.) from Université de Sherbrooke. A young ally with lots of energy, Me Richard practices in litigation, construction law, and health law, more specifically in medical and hospital liability. Me Richard’s practice is also focused on all types of legal recourse, real estate disputes (demarcation, acquisitive prescription), civil liability, and estates.

With a strategic mind and research skills, Me Richard’s approach is distinguished by his willingness to get to the bottom of things by sometimes questioning well-established ways of doing things and thereby thinking outside the box. He favors pragmatic solutions, always in the best interest of his clients, by giving the right information and recommending ways that are appropriate to their situation.

Deeply involved in the region, Me Richard puts to good use his community involvement thanks to his good knowledge of the places and issues of the Bas Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie, the people, the events, and the businesses. As such, Me Richard has a strong focus on litigation prevention, negotiation, and serves as a strategic advisor in the region.

It was very important for Me Richard to return to his native region after his studies. When he is not working on cases, he enjoys being outdoors, along the St. Lawrence River or in the mountains for downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Me Richard also plays ice hockey and Ultimate Frisbee. He also enjoys traveling and anything related to craft beer. Among the causes that are closest to his heart are the fight against climate change and financial and food insecurity.

Assistant: Mylène Arsenault

Expertise

  • Litigation (construction, remedies of all types, civil liability, medical and hospital responsibility, estates)
  • Construction law
  • Health law (medical and hospital liability)

Education

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences and Law (M.S.V.L.), Université de Sherbrooke (2022)
  • LL. B., Université de Sherbrooke (2021)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Rimouski (since 2020)
  • Pr. Nathalie Vézina, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (2019)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • "Administration d'une entreprise de construction - Législation et réglementation", training given with the Association de la construction du Québec (2023, 2024)
  • "Functioning and responsibilities of a Board of Directors", conference with the Association générale étudiante du campus de Rimouski de l'UQAR (2023)
  • "Le contrat d'assurance : un outil d'atténuation des changements climatiques", Essay for the Master’s degree in Life Sciences and Law, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (2021)
  • "L’extension des brevets pharmaceutiques au Canada : une étude comparative avec l’Union européenne", Publication in Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle (2019)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Director, Moisson Rimouski-Neigette, Rimouski (since 2022)
  • Director, Ultimate Rimouski, Rimouski (2022-2023)
  • Director, Fédération étudiante de l'Université de Sherbrooke (FEUS), Sherbrooke (2020-2021)
  • Tutor, Centre d'entraide à l'étude for the Sherbrooke Law Faculty (2020-2021)
  • President, Association Générale Étudiante de Droit, Université de Sherbrooke (AGED), Sherbrooke (2019-2020)
  • Member of the strategic planning steering committee, Law faculty, Université de Sherbrooke (2020)
  • Coordinator for external affairs of the Association Générale Étudiante de Droit de l'Université de Sherbrooke (AGED), Sherbrooke (2018-2019)

Distinctions

  • Dean’s Honor List, Law Faculty, Université de Sherbrooke (2017 to 2021)
  • Recipient of the Hydro-Québec Excellence Award, Law Faculty, Université de Sherbrooke (2020)
  • Recipient of the Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle, Sherbrooke (2019)
  • Recipient of the recognition and engagement scholarship, Sherbrooke (2019)