« Moral and law are not mutually exclusive concepts. If it’s a bad outcome, it’s not good law. » (Author unknown)

Karine Poulin, LL.B, LL.M.

  • Commercial and business law
  • Corporate law
  • Family, civil, commercial and labor relations mediation
  • Civil, commercial and labor relations arbitration
  • Consultant in dispute prevention and resolution
  • Counsel in civil, family and commercial litigation

Karine Poulin is the founder, president and sole shareholder of Poulin avocats inc. She began her career at a firm in downtown Montreal prior to founding her own firm in 2007 to meet a need for work-life balance. She also practiced corporate law for a public corporation. Karine Poulin’s practice is now mainly focused on mediation and arbitration as well as in business and corporate law.

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LL.B., Law, 2003 Université de Montréal, recipient of the Bar of Montreal award for excellence in civil law.

LL.M., Law, 2016 Université de Sherbrooke, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

(The ethical obligations of lawyers accompanying their clients in a mediation process in the era of the Act instituting the new Code of Civil Procedure and the new Code of Conduct for Lawyers)

Karine Poulin is involved in the business community by providing tailored training, mainly in corporate and real estate matters. She has also participated several times in the Salon VISEZ DROIT which takes place each April and has also participated in Family Mediation Day several times.

Karine Poulin is also a Director of the Revue canadienne de psycho-éducation.

Karine Poulin also sat on the Residential Committee of the CHSLD Vigi Pierrefonds and has simulated a trial, on a volunteer basis, for two 6th grade classes.

For some years now, she has been involved with young lawyers, sharing her experience in law firm management and best practices. She acts as a mentor for the firm’s articling students and regularly hosts trainees and observers at public arbitration sessions to increase awareness of this alternative dispute resolution process.

  • Arbitrator accredited by the Quebec Institute of Mediation and Arbitration and the Quebec Bar in civil, commercial and labor relations matters
  • Mediator accredited by the Quebec Institute of Mediation and Arbitration, the Quebec Ministry of Justice and the Quebec Bar in civil, commercial and labor relations matters
  • Mediator accredited by the Quebec Family Mediation Association
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of Québec
  • Arbitrator in the Groupe d’arbitrage et de médiation sur mesure (GAMM)
  • Arbitrator and mediator at JuriHabitat
  • Arbitrator for the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Program (CAMVAP)
  • Arbitrator for the Québec Order of Architects
  • Mediator in the Small Claims Mediation Service
  • Member of the Quebec Institute of Mediation and Arbitration
  • Member of the ADR Institute
  • Member of the Association de médiation familiale du Québec
  • Member of the Association des avocats et avocates en droit familial du Québec