StéphanieRainville

Lawyer

At Monette Barakett since

2001

Admission to the bar

2002

Academic training

BCL et LLB, Université McGill, 2001 (Droit civil et Common Law)

Competitive at heart, strong of 15 years of competitive gymnastics, Stéphanie enjoys challenges and is not afraid of pressure. She stands out for her dynamism, versatility and conciseness. She makes herself available for her clients and peers and never hesitates to lend a hand.

Stéphanie joined the firm in 2001 as an articling student. She became a partner in 2011 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since September 2017. Over the years, she has been involved in most of the firm’s committees. She acts as a mentor and she is committed to talent development and knowledge transfer. Stéphanie obtained a certification in Leadership from the Institute of Management and Leadership in 2018.

Since the beginning of her career, she has been interested in health law as well as all questions surrounding employment law and labour relations, the management of teams and individuals.

In health law, she is regularly consulted on issues relating to the administration and governance of institutions, complaint files, provision of services, management of professionals (doctors, dentists, pharmacists, midwives), management of intermediate and family-type resources, calls for tenders and contracts.

In labour relations and OHS, she supports her clients in employment injuries and cost imputation, absenteeism management, accommodation, discrimination, harassment, disciplinary and administrative measures. Stéphanie represents and advises employers before all court levels, including the various divisions of the Administrative Labour Tribunal, grievance arbitration tribunals and civil courts. She has defended over five hundred cases brought before various bodies, and has negotiated agreements in more than a thousand cases.  She used her negotiating skills in the latest negotiations on local provisions of collective agreements in the health and social services sector.

In civil litigation, she has been involved in several proceedings, including class actions.

  • McGill University Legal Information Clinic during her law studies.
  • Legal clinic for people with HIV in 2011.
  • Collaboration in the legal advice department at the Small Claims Court at the beginning of her career for the Young Bar Association of Montreal.
  • Collaborator for the preparation of swearing-in ceremonies for a few years at the beginning of her career.
  • Member of the Competitions Committee of the Bar of Montreal for two years.
  • Member of the Consultations Committee and co-coordinator of legal consultations at Salon Visez droit for five years.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation du Centre de référence du Grand Montréal for several years.
  • Teacher at the École du Barreau for several years.
  • Stéphanie was included in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law.