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Me Laurent Fréchette

In October 2021, Me Laurent Fréchette was appointed by the Chambre des notaires du Québec as a guest member of the CAIJ Board of Directors.

Me Fréchette is a notary emeritus. Since 2014, he has been authorized to bear the title of TEP as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Previously, from 2001 to 2014, he also held the title of Financial Planner.

An authority on the transfer of assets to vulnerable neurodivergent individuals, Me Fréchette’s practice focuses on trust law and will and tax planning for the families of these individuals. He is regularly consulted by the notarial community, financial stakeholders and the media on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), the Social Solidarity Program and the Disability Tax Credit (DTC).

Me Fréchette was a member of the group of experts appointed by the Ministère de la Santé to examine the applicability of medical assistance in dying in a context of incapacity, which preceded the tabling of Bill 38 amending the Act respecting end-of-life care and other legislative provisions.

Me Fréchette was invited to speak at the joint European Commission and HCCH Conference for the cross-border protection of vulnerable persons held at the European Parliament in December 2018.

For nine years, he was a lecturer in the graduate program in notarial law at Université de Sherbrooke.

Me Fréchette is a senior partner in the law firm Hogue, Fortier, Fréchette inc.