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 previously was President of the Board of Directors for the Fondation du Collège pré-universitaire Nouvelles-Frontières and holds now a seat on the board of directors of the Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la région de la capitale nationale (RGA).
Other than her professional occupation and her volunteering undertakings, she is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Gatineau.
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.
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.
Me. Jerome Kara-Godin, LL.L.
Me Jerome Kara-Godin grew up in the National Capital Region and has carried out the majority of his studies within the area, having gained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.L) from the University of Ottawa.
During his studies Me Kara-Godin was editor for the student newspaper of the civil law section and spent a semester in France at the faculty of law and political science at the University of Aix-Marseille. He also assisted an emeritus lawyer and professor in law in editing a paper that was submitted to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Me Kara-Godin was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in 2016 having completed his internship at a private law office in Gatineau. After his call to the Bar, he opened his own office and in 2018 he joined La Boite Juridique where he practices mainly in family and civil matters where he defends and represents clients before courts of general jurisdiction and administrative law tribunals in several judicial districts.
Guided and enriched by his experiences on the sporting stage, Me Kara-Godin draws lessons between his passion for team sports and his practice of the law, thereby seeking to closely collaborate with his clients in the defence of their interests. His energy and tenacity are great attributes, in addition to his inherent talent and passion for the law.
Me Jonathan Peluso LL.L.
A Montreal native, residing in the Outaouais region for more than ten years, Me Jonathan Peluso returned to school and obtained his Civil Law degree (LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa in 2016 after a few years spent actively pursuing a career within a large public organization.. During his studies, he was a research assistant for a highly respected constitutional law professor and member of an external panel mandated by the Parliament of Canada, volunteered in community projects focussed on addressing legal and socio-economic issues, and two separate mock trials as a litigator. Towards the end of his studies in law, he acted as an official mentor for first-year students attending the Faculty.
Prior to his call to the Bar, his professional experiences in the workplace had allowed him to acquire many skills pertaining to personnel and project management, customer service and care, crisis and delicate situation resolution, sales and sales management, teaching, training and marketing.
Me Peluso was admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in January 2019 having completed his internship at a private law firm in Gatineau where he provided support and contributed to the efforts of a team of practitioners practicing in various areas of the law with his strong analytical and research skills.
Since joining La Boite Juridique in March 2019, he practices primarily in civil and commercial litigation. His diverse professional experience, practical, common sense approach, impressive skill-set and career path make him a key player within our team and will serve him well on his way to becoming a first-class litigator.
Isabelle Tessier, LL.L., articling student
Born in Gatineau, Isabelle Tessier completed her Civil Law degree (LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa in 2016 with the distinction summa cum laude and awarded a silver medal for the second highest average in her cohort. During her studies, she was an assistant at the Revue générale de droit. After her degree, she worked as a research assistant in constitutional law. In December 2017, she successfully completed her vocational training at the École du Barreau.
Upon joining La Boîte juridique as an articling student in January 2019 she immediately began working closely with all members of the firm in order to assist with and assume her professional responsibilities with a view to allow the matters entrusted to them to progress quickly and diligently. She pays special attention to details and has exceptional analytical abilities. Together with her writing and research skills, these are proving to be significant assets for the team and their clients.
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 discovered a passion for 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 redirected her career path and joined La Boîte Juridique in January 2017. She is currently completing a Master degree in tax law and focuses her practice in this specialized area of law by assisting clients in cases of objection and relief requests, as well as a tax litigator appearing before the provincial and federal courts. Through her studies in related fields, she has also developed an appreciation and for accounting and the impact of tax, accounting and the law as it relates to the business world. This rich combination of knowledge and passion is why she often collaborates with other colleagues in other areas of practice, including civil and commercial litigation and corporate law.
Me Malo is grateful for the opportunity to support business owners in achieving their goals, by providing counsel or finding creative solutions to the challenges they encounter. Her analytical mind and intellectual curiosity make her a strong ally of the firm’s clients.
Born in Gatineau, Isabelle Tessier completed her Civil Law degree (LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa in 2016 with the distinction summa cum laude and was awarded a silver medal for the second highest average in her cohort. During her studies, she was an assistant at the Revue générale de droit and editor for the student newspaper of the Civil Law Section. After her degree, she worked as a research assistant in constitutional law.
In December 2017, she successfully completed her vocational training at the École du Barreau. Thirsty for rewarding experiences, she traveled across Canada before joining La Boîte Juridique as an articling student in January 2019. She was officially admitted to the Quebec Bar Association in July 2019 and joined the firm as a lawyer.
During her tenure at the firm, Me Tessier has enhanced her skills in a wide range of areas of the law and has worked closely with all members of the firm. Her contribution is significant and our clients are grateful for her diligence and ability to assist in the progression of the matters entrusted to the firm. Her attention to detail, exceptional analytical, writing and research skills prove to be significant assets for the team and our clients.