Appointments include prosecutor, Autorité des marchés financiers superintendent, firm partners
David Lametti, federal justice minister and Canada’s attorney general, has announced that Bernard Jolin, Frédéric Pérodeau, Geeta Narang and Catherine Perreault have been appointed puisne judges of the Superior Court of Quebec for the Montreal district.
Justice Jolin replaced Justice Kirkland Casgrain in Montreal, who resigned effective Feb. 1, 2020. At Langlois lawyers, LLP in Montreal, Jolin served as partner, litigation group coordinator and director of compliance. He also worked for the firms of Jolin Fournier Morisset and Heenan Blaikie LLP. His practice areas include civil and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency law, real estate law and construction law.
For the Barreau du Québec, Jolin was a member of the Civil Procedure Committee and a mentor for the Bar of Montreal’s Mentorship Program. He earned his Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université de Montréal in 1985 and his admission to the Barreau du Québec in 1986.
Justice Pérodeau took the place of Justice André Vincent in Montreal, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Feb. 3, 2020. At the Autorité des marchés financiers in Montreal, Pérodeau was a superintendent of client services and distribution oversight, senior director of investigations, and director of litigation. He was a partner and a member of the litigation group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.
Pérodeau was chairman of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and a member of the board of directors and of the executive committee of the Quebec branch of the Canadian Bar Association. For the Barreau du Québec, he was chairman of the Professional Inspection Committee and a member of the Committee for Access to the Profession. He received his Bachelor of Laws and his Master of Laws from the Université de Montréal and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1998.
Justice Narang was appointed in place of Justice Robert Castiglio in Montreal, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective July 18, 2020. Narang practised at a Montreal firm, where she focused on environmental law and First Nations law, and at Narang & associés in Montreal, where she handled matters relating to tenancy law, estate law, police misconduct, human rights and defamation. Her clients included tenants, marginalized individuals, non-profits and members of LGBTQ+ and First Nations communities.
Narang founded the Mile End Legal Clinic. She taught at the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where she earned a Bachelor of Civil Law. She articled at the Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and was called to the bar in 2002.
Justice Perreault replaced Justice François Toth in Mégantic-St. Francois, who resigned effective Sept. 1, 2020. Justice Sylvain Provencher in Granby was assigned to the vacancy in Mégantic-St. Francois, while Justice Claude Dallaire in Montreal was assigned to the vacancy in Granby, so Perreault has been assigned in Montreal. Perreault worked for the office of the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales in Montreal, where she served as a member of the economic crime team and as a criminal and penal prosecuting attorney who handled murder cases.
Perreault’s legal career began at Shadley Battista LLP in Montreal, where she acted on behalf of prosecuted individuals before criminal and penal courts and ethical tribunals. She received her Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 1999 and her admission to the bar in 2003.