Our team


Christiane Saad

Executive Director


Élodie Dezard

Administrative Assistant


Yaqiu Zhou

Legal Projects Lead

Advisory Committee Members

To help orient its vision and actions, the LPP consults an Advisory Committee comprised of engaged and dynamic judges, lawyers, and professors. Members of the Advisory Committee stand out through their professional development, expertise in their respective fields, and excellent reputations within the Franco-Ontarian legal community.


Maître Ronald Caza
Partner at CazaSaikaley LLP

Justice Célynne Dorval
Judge at the Ontario Court of Justice

Justice Julie Audet
Judge at the Ontario Court of Justice

Maître Laurie Joe
Lawyer at the West End Legal Services  and judge of the Ontario Superior Court, Small Claims Division

Maître Amélie Lavictoire
Executive legal officer and director of the Law Clerk Program at the Federal Court of Appeal and was formerly president of the Languages Committee of the Ontario Bar Association

Professor Louise Bélanger-Hardy
French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law

Maître Andrée-Anne Martel
Director of the Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario (AJEFO)

Maître Darius Bossé
Lawyer at Power Law

Maître Nadine Rizk
Lawyer at Forget Smith

Subject Matter Experts and Mentors

For complete list and bios, please visit the French version of this page.

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