Frédérique Gascon is an articling student at our firm and we are proud to have her join us. She was selected from among over 120 applicants during the highly competitive Course aux stages recruitment process, where our firm competes with the biggest firms in the country to recruit top talent from law schools across the province.
A top performer in her family law studies at the law faculty of Université de Montréal, she is particularly passionate about the field because the decisions family law practitioners make have near-everlasting effects upon the deepest linkages citizens have among each other. The depth of what it as stake summons the best within her and demands intellectual and performative rigour.
During her studies, she volunteered at the Comité Logement Lachine-Lasalle, helping tenants find practical legal solutions to conflicts with their landlords. She also interned with the Comité exécutif du FEDJA, a law student foundation helping defend the legal rights of animals and contributing to this new and rapidly developing field of law.
As a word of advice to current or future law students, Frédérique says:
“Study hard, discover yourself and seek mentors with abilities you admire and want to emulate. Never lose sight of the fact that a jurist’s ultimate mission is serve their community and to find real solutions for citizens in need. The legal landscape is vast, so take the time to find a part of it where you feel most at home.”
Frédérique is fluent in English and French.
Had she not chosen to become an attorney, she would have work as an animal rescue agent.