Jean-François Girard


  • LL.B. Bachelor of Laws, Université de Montréal in 1996
  • B.Sc. Bachelor of Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal in 1993
Bar Admission Called to the Barreau du Québec in 1997
Phone +1 (514) 392-5723
Fax +1 (514) 331-0514
Assistant Nancy Guillemette: 514 331-5010 ext. 5739
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Me Jean-François Girard is a biologist and attorney specializing in environmental and municipal law. He acts as legal advisor, represents clients before the courts and administrative tribunals and also drafts regulations, bylaws and agreements in all aspects of municipal affairs.

After having been its president from 2003 until 2013, Me Girard continues to sit on the board of the Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement (CQDE).

As a member of the firm’s municipal law team, he offers a particular expertise to municipalities wishing to overcome challenges relating to sustainable development and wishing to improve the quality of their citizens’ living space.


  • Regular speaker and recognized training provider:
    • Corporation des officiers municipaux en bâtiment et en environnement du Québec (COMBEQ).
    • Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ).
    • Conservation groups and bassin organizations and many others.


  • Recent developments in environmental law.
  • Protection of lakes and waterways
  • Conservation of natural environments.
  • Legislation in matters of contaminated land.
  • Pesticides Management Code.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Property rights and the protection of the environment.
  • Biodiversity: A planetary challenge.
  • Guide to best practices in private stewardship. 

1997 Call Year

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