Christine Laviolette  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Christine Laviolette is a senior associate in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where she practices in the Health Law Group. Christine specializes in providing advocacy and dispute resolution services to health care organizations. The primary focus of her practice is in civil litigation, mental health law and regulatory health law. She is fluent in French.

Representative Work

  • Represents hospitals, healthcare clinics and community care access centres, and their employees, in medical malpractice and other civil lawsuits.
  • Represents forensic mental health facilities before the Ontario Review Board and on appeals of those decisions at the Court of Appeal.
  • Represents healthcare providers before the Consent and Capacity Board.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Medical Cannabis in Retirement Homes," Together We Care conference, April 4, 2017.
  • Co-author, "Medical Cannabis," Top 10 Legal Risks for Business in 2017, BLG publication, January 2017.
  • Speaker, "The Legal Importance of Documentation, Charting, and Transfer of Accountability," Trillium Health Partners, October 26, 2016.
  • Co-author, "Guidance for Health Care Organizations on the New Cannabis Regulations," Risk Management in Canadian Health Care, October 2016.
  • Speaker,  "The Legal Importance of Documentation and Charting," Guelph General Hospital, September 29, 2016.
  • Speaker, "Reuse, Reprocessing and Risk: The Legal Issues," Ontario Hospital's Association's conference on Medical Devices Quality and Risk Management, June 16, 2016.