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.
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.