Council Member nominated by the Barreau du Québec
Nicolas Plourde was nominated as a member of the Federation Council by the Barreau du Québec in 2018, after having been a member in 2013-2014. He is a partner in the Montréal boutique law firm Sarrazin Plourde, and is an accomplished litigator with more than 25 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation.
Mr. Plourde earned his law degree from the Université de Montréal and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1993. In 1997, he became President of the Young Bar Association of Montréal (YBAM), an organization representing lawyers in the greater Montreal area with ten years of experience or less. In 2008, he served as a founding administrator and Treasurer of Pro Bono Québec, an organization offering free legal services in that province.
Nicolas also has extensive experience in the administrative and regulatory aspects of the legal profession. From 2008-2010, he chaired the Barreau’s Legal Aid Committee and in 2010, was appointed Chair of the Barreau’s Governance and Ethics Committee. In 2009, he was elected Bâtonnier of the Barreau de Montréal, and in 2012 became Bâtonnier of the Barreau du Québec.
Mr. Plourde is also involved in his community. He is currently the President of the Accueil Bonneau Foundation, an organization helping homeless people.
Bâtonnier Nicolas Plourde, Ad. E.
485 McGill Street, Suite 500
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2H4