The Honourable Marie-Josée Hogue, was appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Appeal of Quebec on June 19, 2015 to replace Mr. Justice P.J. Dalphond.
Madam Justice Hogue received a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1986 and, at the end of her studies, received the Faculty medal. She was admitted to the Bar of Quebec the following year.
Madam Justice Hogue had been a partner with the firm McCarthy Tétrault since January 2014. She was previously a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP, where she had worked since 1987 before becoming a partner in 1995. She was also a Law Clerk to the Honourable Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1988 to 1989. Her main areas of practice were corporate commercial litigation, civil litigation and professional liability. She also practiced in administrative law and constitutional law.
Madam Justice Hogue was received as a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009 and was Quebec Chapter president of this organization when she was appointed judge at the Court of Appeal. She became Judicial Fellow subsequently. She also received from Bar of Quebec the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus in 2012. She has appeared before all levels of the Quebec civil courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, and frequently appeared before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. She has been recognized in several peer-review listings: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014; the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Canada list of the Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for many years.
Madam Justice Hogue sat on numerous committees at the Bar of Quebec and Bar of Montreal, including the Bar of Montreal's Liaison Committee with the Court of Appeal. She was member of the Compensation Fund of the Bar of Quebec since many years.