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Nicole Duval Hesler, LL. L., with honours, 1967

Chief Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal

Chief Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal; the first woman to be appointed to this position, the highest court in Quebec

Mrs. Duval Hesler has served as justice of the Quebec Superior Court since 1992 and of the Quebec Court of Appeal since 2006. In 2011, she was elected Chief Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal. During her 20 years of law practice which preceded her appointment as judge, Me Duval Hesler specialized in litigation, more specifically in civil liability, liability for faulty products, construction law, bankruptcy law, and environmental law.