Justice Manon Savard is originally from Montreal. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1986, she spent 23 years with the law firm Ogilvy Renault, now known as Norton RoseFulbright. Within the firm, she served as chair of the Employment and Labour Law Group of the Montreal and Quebec City offices (2001-2006) and national chair for all offices in Canada (2008-2009). She was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee (2009).
During her career as a lawyer, Justice Savard developed recognized expertise in the fields of employment and labour law, human rights and administrative law. She is the author of numerous publications and conferences on the subject. She also taught in this field at the École du Barreau and has served as a member of the Quebec Bar's Disciplinary Council. She also served on the Conseil consultatif du travail et de la main-d’oeuvre advising the Quebec Minister of Labour on legislative issues related toemployment and labour law.
Appointed to the Superior Court on July 29, 2009, she sat in that court's commercial, civil and administrative divisions. She was a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and in charge of that court's Student Interns Committee.
She was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Quebec on April 25, 2013. Among other things, she was part of the team that established the Digital Office of the Court of Appeal.
An alumna of the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf (D.E.C. 1979), Justice Savard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from McGill University (1982, Great Distinction) and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Montreal(1985). Her law studies have earned her numerous awards and scholarships.