Bilingualism within our public institutions and the responsibility of public sector lawyers  

Jun. 14, 2022

The CBA Public Sector Lawyers Section presents:

Bilingualism within our public institutions and the responsibility of public sector lawyers 

June 14, 2022 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern

Zoom Meeting


The session will focus on bilingualism in federal, provincial and municipal institutions in Canada. In addition, the session will address linguistic obligations before the courts, administrative tribunals including professional orders.  Finally, the speakers will address the role and responsibility of public sector lawyers to ensure the respect of language rights in the public institutions they serve.

The session will be presented in French with simultaneous interpretation available in English.


Maya Hamou, Hearing Officer, Court of Queen’s Bench and Small Claims Court, Government of New Brunswick                    


François Larocque, BA, LLB, PhD, is a full professor in the Common Law Section (French Program) of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and Counsel at Power Law. 

He holds the University of Ottawa’s Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights. His practice and academic research focus on minority French-language rights in Canada.

Michel Doucet, C.M., O.N.B, C.R./Q.C., O.F.A, Professor Emeritus

Michel Doucet, was a full professor at the Université de Moncton’s Faculty of Law until July 1, 2017, where his areas of teaching and research included language rights.  

Professor Doucet played a key role in the creation of the International Centre for Common Law in French at the Faculty of Law and the International Observatory on Language Rights; he was director of the "Centre international de la common law en français" from 1989 to 1995 and of the Observatory from January 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017. 


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    June 14, 2022
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)

    Zoom Meeting

    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.


    CBA members: Free

    Non-members: $30                                                                                                                                                            





Augusta Acquah
Liaison Officer, CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
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