Me Léonie Bordeleau is a lawyer who joined the firm in 2021. Before joining, she practiced in criminal and penal law in a highly-regarded firm located in the South Shore region of Montreal. She has acquired proven and practical experience in criminal and penal matters which are often intrinsically linked to family litigation. She was also able to assist various lawyers in the Capitale-Nationale region for exclusively family law mandates.
Me Bordeleau is a member of the Bar and obtained her license in civil law (LL.L) from the University of Ottawa in 2018. She then went on to obtain a master's degree in criminal and penal law (LL.M) at the University of Sherbrooke .
Me Bordeleau has pleaded regularly before the Court of Quebec at many different courthouses across the province and has had the opportunity to work in highly-publicized criminal and constitutional cases. In September 2018, she published an article in the Canadian Journal of Childhood Rights with respect to the issue of the systematic reflect for shared custody without tangible consideration of the best interests of the children. In her spare time, Me Bordeleau works as a volunteer in an animal shelter on Montreal's South Shore because animal welfare is a cause close to her heart.
She is someone particularly committed to making sure her clients feel protected, reassuring them, supporting them. Her experience in family and criminal justice matters means she has been exposed to intense legal matters where regular citizens are put through an incredibly stressful and often opaque legal process. This reality drives her to simplify the judicial process for her clients and think in terms of finding effective and efficient solutions that truly add value to people's lives. The extremely personal aspects of her practice mean she strives to tailor solutions to her client's individual needs and desires.
Juridically speaking, Me Bordeleau is guided by the principle of the presumption of innocence and social rehabilitation and providing and complete and thorough defense against the State in all her mandates. The preservation of fundamental rights as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is an indisputable premise and every jurist's job is to make sure they are treated fairly and with full dignity. In family matters in particular, upholding the best interests of any children affected by the Courts while best preserving the family's integrity and culture is essential.
Had she not chosen to become a lawyer, Me Bordeleau would have become a veterinarian.