Mélanie Champagne is a partner who direct the specialized litigation team in our Health Law Group in our Montréal office. She defends healthcare and social service establishments in medical and hospital liability proceedings and directors’ and officers’ liability proceedings, including class actions. She has been practicing in that field since 2000. She focuses her practice in the following fields: medical and healthcare professional liability, legal psychiatry issues, consent to care, human rights and interpretation of the legislative framework applicable to healthcare establishments and social services. She regularly pleads before the Québec courts. She has served as a lecturer and guest professor, teaching the concepts of medical and hospital professional liability, as well as of the rights of users. She is a co-founding member of the Health Law Section of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, as well as a member of BLG’s group of consultants for managers of seniors’ residences and long-term care facilities.