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Dominique Simard Avocate/Associate Montréal

Dominique Simard

Associate Fasken
The new Code of Civil Procedure of Québec recognizes the role of technology in increasing access to justice, improving services, and saving time and money.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1994
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Dominique Simard has been practising with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at the firm’s Montréal office since January 2015. Initially practising as a research lawyer, Dominique now focuses on managing traditional and electronic evidence, incorporating innovative technology into the litigation practice, and managing the firm’s know-how.

Dominque contributes to managing documents cost-effectively in an increasingly technological world thanks to her knowledge and understanding of the importance of litigation technology and the needs of lawyers throughout the litigation life cycle. She works with the legal team, the IT staff, and suppliers on complex document management. She is responsible for automating model proceedings for the Litigation group and works very closely with the firm administration to manage litigation tools, including the selection and evaluation of new technologies. Dominique represents the Commercial Litigation group on the Comité novation at the Montréal office and represents on the Conseil de la gestion du savoir grouping the large Montréal law firms.

Prior to joining Fasken, Dominique worked for another international firm.  As part of her duties, she has worked on several high-profile matters in construction, liability, insurance, and financial and accounting fraud.  The administrative part of her practice included supervising a team of paralegals.

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Education

  • BA Laval University

Community involvement

  • Member of the board of directors, Fondation La Récréation (2009-2014)
  • Member of the board of directors, Papeterie Saint-Gilles et Centre Félix-Antoine Savard (1998-2010)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, CanIT
  • Member, The Sedona Conference
  • Member, International Legal Technology Association
  • Member of the Québec Bar’s paralegal committee (2006-2018) 
  • Member of the Montreal Bar’s Court of Appeal liaison committee (2000-2004)

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