La Boîte Juridique relies on a team of highly qualified legal experts with years of professional experience and extensive education in various fields for whom the practice of law is a way of seeing the world—and influencing it. Our team members’ track record is impressive. La Boîte Juridique is proud to turn the combined skills, knowledge and experience of our team members to the service of our growing clientele who know how to appreciate our personalized and affordable legal services. Contact our team to learn more.
Me. Dani Ann Robichaud, LL.B/LL.L.
Founder and President of La Boîte Juridique, Me. Robichaud is a native Ottawa-Gatineau resident. Holder of two bachelor’s degrees in Law (LL.B./LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa, where she also completed a four-year course specializing in commerce, marketing and international business. Me. Robichaud was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in 1994 and has practiced law in private firms since that time. In fact, she founded her first law firm in the year following her admission and devoted herself almost exclusively to the practice of business law, bankruptcy and litigation. Perfectly bilingual, Me. Robichaud exercises all aspects of her profession in both official languages.
Me. Robichaud is also a graduate of the only specialized training offered by the Quebec Bar Association in legal argument and pleading techniques, which has served her well, as she pleads cases regularly before administrative tribunals, the Quebec Court, the Superior Court of Quebec, the Superior Court of Ontario (in bankruptcy) and the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Over the course of her career, Me. Robichaud has been a member of – and has often volunteered her time by sitting on – numerous Boards of Directors and non-profit educational organizations in the Outaouais region. She is currently President of the Board of Directors for the Fondation du Collège pré-universitaire Nouvelles-Frontières.
Other than her professional occupation and her volunteering undertakings, she is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Gatineau.
Me. Francine Danais, B.S.Sc./LL.L.
Partner at La Boîte Juridique, Me. Danais completed her first bachelor’s degree in Criminology in 1985. Her career began in the direction of alternatives to the justice system where she was a pioneer in matters of victim conciliation measures with young offenders. This was followed by numerous conferences and training sessions given by Me. Danais all over the province of Quebec, most notably the prestigious International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference in 1987.
In a parallel direction, for more than twenty years, Me. Danais worked closely with troubled youth and their families, both through the Youth Centres and through the schools, and consequently developed an expertise in conflict management.
Eager for new challenges, Me. Danais reoriented to a career in law. She therefore returned to studies and became a member of the Quebec Bar Association in 2005. She joined La Boîte Juridique as an associate in January 2006 and became a partner in 2010. Me. Danais practices in the areas of commercial law, civil litigation and real estate, as well as family law. She is particularly passionate about matters regarding physical injuries and medical responsibility. Her vast experience in youth conciliation leads her to first attempt to find solutions to litigious matters through negotiation, therefore minimizing legal costs.
Me. Danais is quite engaged socially, as well. She sat on the Executive Committee for the Association des avocats et avocates en droit de la famille for two years. Since 2009, she has acted as Administrator for La Relance Outaouais, an organization that helps people integrate into the workforce, where she also currently holds the position of Vice President. Since April 2011, she is also President of the Board of Directors for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Outaouais Chapter. As such, she was recently invited to join the Provincial Committee for the MS Society of Canada’s Renewal Initiative.
Me. Lyonel D. Dorlette, Accredited Lawyer-Mediator
Me. Lyonel D. Dorlette is proud continue to offer his services as Mediator and his expertise in Family Law. Me. Dorlette suggests a structured approach which gives clients the opportunity to determine the most appropriate measures to protect their rights, remain functional and even maintain a relationship with the other person. To resolve problems in a cordial manner, you have the option of choosing between various methods, namely preventative mediation, family mediation, negotiation and collaborative law.
Born in Hull (Gatineau), Me. Dorlette graduated from Laval University in Québec City with a Bachelor's Degree in Law in 1996. He did his articling in a Montreal firm, where his practice was primarily in Family and Civil Law. Upon his call to the Barreau du Québec in 1999 he opened his law firm in Gatineau that same year. In 2001, Me. Dorlette decided to concentrate his practice to dealing in Family Law matters and soon after, completed his formal training to become an accredited Mediator while pursuing his post-secondary education and the development of his professional skills in the areas of Communications, Leadership and Conflict Resolution. Since 2007, he also shares his passion with students at the University of Ottawa, teaching them alternative methods of conflict resolution. Since 2013, Me. Dorlette is also a lecturer for the Ministère de la Justice and provides information sessions on parenting after separation.
For many years, Me. Dorlette has been involved in his community at various levels: he was a member of the board of the Outaouais C.S.L.C. and of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Outaouais region. For the past two years, he has also been a member of the board and President of the Association des familles monoparentales et recomposées de l’Outaouais (AFMRO). He is one of the directors of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit de la famille (A.A.D.F.) and he also teaches workshops on co-parenting offered by the Ministère de la justice of Quebec.
Me. Dorlette enjoys the level of interaction he develops with his clients in his role as mediator, particularly when he is allowed to fully understand their needs, using his Mediation360 methodology. This approach, which respects the art of negotiating and its dynamics, allows him to elaborate personalized strategies for conflict resolution while taking into account the individuality of the clients he is working with and the unique components of Family Law in Québec. His objective is to guide his clients to a clear and possible solution.
Me. Carinne Collins
Me Carinne Collins completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa with the distinction summa cum laude. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant for different professors in public law and won prizes and scholarships for her essays and excellent academic performance.
She was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in July 2014, after completing her internship in Quebec City at the Court of Appeal of Quebec. She subsequently worked as a law clerk for the Honourable Dominique Bélanger at the Court of Appeal until August 2015.
Me Collins joined La Boîte Juridique in September 2015. Her areas of practice are diverse, including civil litigation, business law and administrative law. Furthermore, Me. Collins works in support of all areas of practice and collaborates to the research and drafting of procedures and legal opinions. She is perfectly trilingual, speaking French, English and Spanish.
Me. Sophie Laflamme, LL.L.
Originally from Laval, Sophie Laflamme completed her civil law degree (LL.L) at the University of Ottawa in 2014 after completing a paralegal technology program. As a student, she had the opportunity to work in a law firm and occupied an assistant position at "La Revue Générale de droit" of the same university.
She was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in 2015. After her internship, Me. Laflamme worked at a local law firm until she joined La Boîte Juridique in July 2016.
Her areas of practice are diverse, but she mainly works in family law and civil litigation. Furthermore, Me. Laflamme provides legal support in other areas of practice, conducts legal research and drafting of procedures and legal opinions.
In her spare time, Me. Laflamme is involved in the matters of the local young Bar Association and in fact, since April 2016, she sits on the board of directors of the Association du Jeune Barreau de l'Outaouais (AJBO). She is also an active participant and member of the Association des avocates et avocats en droit de la famille de l'Outaouais (AADF).
Born in Gatineau, Me Joëlle Malo completed her Civil Law degree (LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa and was admitted to the Québec Bar Association in 2011. She became passionate about the human dimension of law while completing her internship at the World Food Programme in Italy. This experience led her to work for several years in the area of public legal education in various countries in order to enable citizens, particularly female citizens, to have a better understanding of their rights.
Me. Malo joined La Boîte Juridique in January 2017. Her areas of practice are diverse, including civil litigation, business law and administrative law. Furthermore, Me. Malo works in support of all areas of practice and collaborates to the research and drafting of procedures and legal opinions.