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Nominated best lawyer in 2014, Jocelyn-F Rancourt became an important judge at the court of appeal after hard work.

Jocelyn-F Rancourt, born at Quebec city, figures on the celebrity wall at La Camaradière. He is the oldest of a family of six children. He began his long career started (starting?) as a lawyer in the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Quebec.

After many promotions he became a senior judge at the superior court of Quebec, in 2015, he took over judge Étienne Parent. On June 22nd, 2017 he achieved another level by being nominated at the court of appeal of Quebec. His objective is to do everything possible to maintain the relationship of trust and the respect that the public gives to the judiciary.

Before rendering a judgment, he ensures that each party was heard with respect, courteousness, and empathy. These conditions, he said, protect him from having regrets. Also, in 2014, this incredible judge was nominated for the best lawyer in fielt of employment law in Quebec city.

Mr. Rancourt went to the primary school Jean-XXIII and then he completed his secondary at La Camaradière. He still has some fond memories of his time between these very walls. For example, his favorite teacher in high school was Réjean Robitaille because they shared two passions, well written French and hockey. One of his good memory is when the director at that time, François Bellemarre, made his stentorian voice.

Before becoming a lawyer, this master of laws wanted to be a physical education teacher or a sports writer. He always loves sports. He plays hockey, ran 16 marathons and is still training.

He also did a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations at 20 years old but he thought he was too young to start working and he loved the Law courses during his bachelor’s degree so he decided to continue at the law school.

(His parents always encouraged him to study and he thanks them a lot. “I am profoundly beholden” are the exact words he used.) 


(Written by: Camille Fortin Editer by: Rosalie Dutil, Gabriel Gauvin…)

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