Court of Appeal of Quebec

The Honourable Julie Dutil

Justice Dutil, a native of Quebec City, is the daughter of engineer André Dutil and Line Morin.

She studied at Collège Jésus-Marie de Sillery, the Petit Séminaire de Québec and Université Laval.

After being called to the Bar in 1980, she practised with the firm Grondin Poudrier, Bernier, primarily in the area of labour law. She sat on a number of Quebec Bar committees and, in May 1995, was appointed a part-time member of the RCMP Public Complaints Commission.

Justice Dutil was appointed to the Superior Court on November 8, 1996, and elevated to the Court of Appeal on September 24, 2004. From June 2013 to June 2018, she served as the Coordinating Judge of the Court of Appeal in Quebec City.

Justice Dutil is the President of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) since October 2023. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018. Justice Dutil was also President of the Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association (CSCJA) (2018-2019), sat on its Board of Directors from 2003 to 2020 and was a member of its Council from 2012 to 2020. The CSCJA appointed her as a delegate to the International Association of Judges from 2011 to 2021, where she was Vice-President and then President of the Study Commission on Public and Social Law, and Senior Vice-President of the ANAO Regional Group (Asia, North America and Oceania). She served as President of the Conférence des juges des cours supérieures du Québec (2009-2010) and was a member of its Board of Directors from 1999 to 2020. From 2003 to 2009, she sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges.. Moreover, for several years, she has sat on the Steering Committee of the Fonds d’enseignement et de recherche of Université Laval’s Law Faculty.

Justice Dutil has been a guest speaker at universities and within other organizations in Canada, France, Malta, Senegal, Australia and Brazil.