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Pascale Fournier with Daniel Jean, Minister of Justice for the Republic of Haiti.

 

Legal Practice Experience

 

Expert witness cases in Canada ca

03-2013/06-2013

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Montreal
Expert-witness for the petitioner, L.K.
– Case: L.K. v. M.-Z.D. 
– Legal Issue: patrimonial effects of divorce under Islamic Algerian law and the application of Quebec family law and private international law
– Expert report produced May 28, 2013
– Expert testimony delivered June 5th, 2013
– Decision : Droit de la famille – 14725, 2014 QCCS 1387

12-2012

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Montreal
Expert-witness for the defendant, A.W.
– Case: A.K. v. A.W.
– Legal Issue: the enforcement of Mahr as a contract under Québec civil law
– Expert report produced December 17, 2012

As of 04-2012

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Montreal
Expert-witness for the lawyers of the defendant, A.L.
– Case: L.M. v. A.L. et al.
– Legal Issue: Scope of Bahraini Islamic law and the application of Quebec private international law norms
– Expert report produced May 25, 2012

As of 11-2011

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Montreal
Expert-witness for the Professional Liability Insurance Fund of the Quebec Bar
– Case: L.M. v. A.L. et al.
– Legal Issue: validity of an expert-witness’ testimony regarding Quebec regulations of civil responsibility and Islamic family law
– Expert report produced August 22, 2012

As of 11-2011

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Hull
Expert-witness for the petitioner, M.K.
– Case: M.K. v. S.H.
– Legal Issue: patrimonial effects of divorce under Islamic Lebanese law and the application of Quebec family law and private international law
– Expert report produced February 8, 2012
– Expert testimony delivered December 4th, 2012

03-2011/05-2012

SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC (Family Division), District of Quebec
Legal advisor to counsel for the petitioner, M.P.
– Case: P.R. v. M.P.
– Legal Issue: matrimonial property division and validity of separation agreements under Quebec family law

Expert witness cases in the United States us

11–2012/01-2013/

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND (USA)
Expert-witness for the defendant, M.H.S.S.
– Case : T.F. v. M.H.S.S.
– Legal Issue: legal effect of Iranian Islamic law with tregard to the enforcement of Mahr in the US
– Settlement : January 18th, 2013

03-2011/05-2012

18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT (Sedgwick County, Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Expert-witness for the respondent
– Case: H. v. H.
– Legal Issue: validity of a Lebanese Muslim marriage in light of Lebanese Islamic law and American conflict of laws principles
– Expert report produced May 25, 2011
– Testimony delivered February 9, 2012

Other Legal Practice Experience

2010-2011

THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL INSTITUTE, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
Legal consultant
– Legal opinion in matters pertaining to “Criminal law and Cultural Diversity: the case for honour crimes in Canada”
– Presentation delivered in Vancouver to judges of criminal courts throughout the country

01-10/2008

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, NYC (NY, USA)
Legal consultant
– Legal opinion in matters pertaining to “Islamic law and gender equality: case studies of Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria and Malaysia”
– Presentation at the offices of the United Nations in New York City before representatives of all implicated countries

05-09/2004

CANADIAN COUNCIL OF MUSLIM WOMEN, Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Legal consultant
– Legal opinion in matters pertaining to “The application of Islamic law in Western countries”
– Presentation at the offices of Marion Boyd, former attorney general of Ontario named by the government in order to judge the legality of arbitration recourse in matters of family law, specifically in relation to religious law

05 – 08/2003

HELLER EHRMAN WHITE & McAULIFFE, New York City (NY, USA)
Summer Associate

2000-01

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
Law Clerk to Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

01-06/1999

SECRÉTARIAT À LA CONDITION FÉMININE (Québec) and WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (Alexandria, Egypt)
Field project with the gender equality division / Visits: Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Israel/Palestine

1997-1999

OGILVY RENAULT, Québec (Québec, Canada)
Intern and law student