Sophie Estienne

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Sophie
Estienne

Profile

Sophie Estienne joined the firm as a lawyer in 2021. Driven by an adaptability reflected in her bicultural experience in France and in Quebec, she testifies, through her career, to her desire to play a role in social justice and in the accessibility of justice. Her academic and professional career in Quebec has allowed her to perfect her research and analysis skills, and to acquire a variety of legal experiences, particularly with vulnerable people.

Since joining the firm, she has developed a keen interest in civil litigation, human rights law, cooperative law and class actions.

Aside from his work, Me Estienne is socially involved in several organizations, such as Juripop, Éducaloi, the Quebec Journal of International Law and the Young Bar of Montreal (YBM). In 2022, she received the YBM Volunteer of the Year Award.

Since May 2022, she sits on the Board of Directors and on the Research and Legislation Committee of the YBM. She is also a member of the Liaison Committee with the Human Rights Tribunal of the Bar of Montreal and a member of the Equivalency Committee of the Bar of Quebec. 

Me Estienne is also the author of numerous articles published on the “Blogue du CRL” and on “La référence”.

  • Year of admission to the Bar: 2019
  • Graduated from Laval University (Quebec), LL.M. International and transnational law
  • Graduated from Laval University (Quebec), LL.B.
  • Graduated from the University of Montpellier (France), Master 1 in Criminal Law
  • Graduated from the University of Montpellier (France), Bachelor’s degree in Private law

Class Actions

Short-term car rentals to young drivers (16 to 24 years old)

In the short-term car rental industry, it is common practice to discriminate against drivers aged 16 to 24 years (hereinafter "young drivers"). Such discrimination against young drivers could be in the form of: (1) charging additional fees, (2) the refusal to lease them certain vehicle models and (3) the outright refusal to lease them any model of vehicle;

Environmental impact of the Alcoa plant in Baie-Comeau

The members of the group ask for the environmental rehabilitation of their land and houses in the St-Georges neighbourhood, a financial compensation for the members who developed an illness caused by the emanations from the plant and an injunctive relief for the reduction of the plant’s harmful emissions.

Class Action Against CI and AIC

This class action alleges that CI, AIC and CIBC Asset management allowed frequent short term market timing transactions in some of their funds, such transaction having the effect of diluting the return of ordinary long term investors.

Completed Class Actions

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