Election season among the provincial legal regulators continues with Quebec lawyers voting in Quebec City lawyer Lu Chan Khuong as president of the Barreau du Québec.
Khuong took almost 63 per cent of the more than 10,000 ballots cast for president in the barreau’s first electronic vote. She had 6,539 votes compared to 3,856 for the only other candidate, Luc Deshaies, a partner practising labour and employment law at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Montreal. Khuong will serve a two-year term.
A lawyer since 1997, Khuong began her career in business law, specifically in bankruptcy and insolvency. Since 2000, her practice has largely focused on administrative law. She has spent most of her legal career at Bellemare Avocats since finishing her law degree at the University of Quebec in Montreal in 1996. She has also had many years of involvement with the barreau, including serving as vice president of the executive committee since 2014.