On February 7, Justice Jacques J. Levesque will retire from the Court of Appeal of Quebec, where he has been sitting since November 2, 2012.
Before being admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1975, Justice Levesque received a Bachelor’s degree from Collège de Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatière in 1970 and a Law Degree from Université Laval in 1974. He practised law in numerous fields, including family law, civil and commercial law, and criminal and penal law, and he has been bâtonnier of the Barreau de la Mauricie in 1986 and 1987.
Appointed to the Superior Court in 1993, he served first in the Trois-Rivières District, then in the Quebec City District. He was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal in 2012.
Commenting on Justice Levesque, Madam Chief Justice said: “I would like to sincerely thank Mr. Justice Levesque for a career dedicated to serving the justice system. Justice Levesque is a versatile judge who has found his place in the Court of Appeal and the diversity of cases that came before him throughout the years. All justices of the Court join me in recognizing the five decades he has devoted to law and justice, and in wishing him a well-deserved retirement.”