Jean-François Girard Lawyer

Environment Litigation Municipal law
Education LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal in 1996
B.Sc. Bachelor of Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal in 1993
Bar Admission Québec (1997)
Phone 514 392-5723
Cell Phone 514 577-3715
Fax 514 331-0514
E-mail jfgirard@dhcavocats.ca
Assistant Anne Jardel
Assistant Phone 514 331-5010 #5737
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Me Jean-François Girard is a biologist and attorney specializing in environmental and municipal law. He acts as legal advisor, represents clients before the courts and administrative tribunals and also drafts regulations, bylaws and agreements in all aspects of municipal affairs.

After having been its president from 2003 until 2013, Me Girard continues to sit on the board of the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement (CQDE).

As a member of the firm’s municipal law team, he offers a particular expertise to municipalities wishing to overcome challenges relating to sustainable development and wishing to improve the quality of their citizens’ living space.

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

  • Regular speaker and recognized training provider:
    • Corporation des officiers municipaux en bâtiment et en environnement du Québec (COMBEQ).
    • Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ).
    • Conservation groups and bassin organizations and many others.

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Recent developments in environmental law.
  • Protection of lakes and waterways
  • Conservation of natural environments.
  • Legislation in matters of contaminated land.
  • Pesticides Management Code.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Property rights and the protection of the environment.
  • Biodiversity: A planetary challenge.
  • Guide to best practices in private stewardship.