Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: Feb. 1, 2021 update

“[Seaman’s] Insights and knowledge of historical and current legal issues related to the rights of indigenous peoples were a welcome addition to our team, ”said Lemxyaltexw, Chief Dalton Silver of Sema: th (Sumas) First Nation.


A team of Éric Thibaudeau, Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto, Catherine Deslauriers, Mélanie Desjardins and Cinthia Gauvreau joined the firm’s labor law group in Montreal and Quebec City.

The decision of these lawyers to join Lavery is a testament to the appeal of our platform, whose reputation both in Quebec and outside our local market is largely based on the acumen of our professionals and the quality of the mandates our clients entrust to us ”, said Anik Trudel, managing director of Lavery.

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Clifford Proudfoot will serve as Managing Partner of the company for a second term, for which he will serve for an additional three years. Proudfoot, based in Vancouver, also acts as the Chief Inclusiveness Officer and his practice focuses on environmental and indigenous litigation.

“I am grateful to the partners, employees, paralegals and staff for their support,” said Proudfoot.

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