Admission to the bar
L.L.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 2013
Jessica is defined by her thoroughness, her determination and her well-developed sense of accountability, but it is her efficiency and intellectual curiosity that allow her to stand out. Dynamic and naturally athletic, Jessica is driven by any new challenge that comes her way.
Jessica put her talents to work for Monette Barakett in April 2019 after having practised law at another firm. Her early practice focused on medical and hospital liability as well as legal psychiatry. She now focuses mainly on health and social services law and civil litigation, as well as labour law and work attendance management in the field of occupational health and safety.
What’s more, Jessica previously worked as institutional advisor for a para-governmental organization during which time she was tasked with negotiating collective procurement agreements for institutions in the health and social services network all while staying mindful of the regulations outlined by the Act respecting contracting by public bodies. It was through this job that she confirmed her interest in the field of health, as indeed she has continued to work in this sector for several years now.
Over the length of her career, Jessica has had a chance to work on a number of highly important cases, including the opposition to the provincial and federal laws on physician-assisted death. She has also represented clients before the courts, notably in relation to institutional care and medical care ordinances.
Jessica is currently completing a master’s degree in health law and policy at Université de Sherbrooke. In line with her marked interest in physician-assisted death, her thesis explores end-of-life care for minors through a comparative study of Belgian, Dutch and Canadian law.
Achievements, implications, awards
Jessica’s academic career included a position as a research assistant, and bachelor-level law exam marker. Beyond her involvement in various social and academic initiatives during her years at university, she was also chief editor of Université de Sherbrooke’s law review.