ADMITTED TO THE QUEBEC BAR in 2020
University of Quebec in Montreal (Psychology)
University of Montreal (LL.B)
Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium)
French, English, Japanese
FIELDS OF PRACTICE :
Discrimination-related issues, Equality rights, Request by virtue of the Canadian Charter and the Quebec Charter, Liberty rights, Security rights, Defamation-related issues, Freedom of religion, Freedom of expression
Citizenship, Permanent residency, work permit, study permit, visitor’s visa, family sponsorship
Rectification of an act of civil status, Name change, Insertion of a foreign act of civil status, Production of a brand new act of civil status
Divorce, Separation, Child custody, Access rights, Child support, Spousal support, Family patrimony and Matrimonial regime, Parental authority, Domestic violence, Authorization to travel
Private international law
Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and transactions, Acknowledgement of jurisdiction
Civil procedures and litigation
Drafting proceedings, litigation, settlement conferences, negotiations, representation before courts
Medical malpractice, Wrongful death, Catastrophic injuries, Partial permanent injuries, Total temporary injuries, Assistance for minor injuries, Victims of violence
Mandates in case of inaptitude (Enduring power of attorney), Mandates (power of attorney), Tutorship, Curatorship
Will and estates
Liquidation of estate, Annulment of will based on incapacity or captation
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
Me David-Alexandre Bosset is an attorney who recently joined the team of Kalman Samuels and Associates after having completed his internship there. Before entering law school, Me Bosset studied psychology, a journey during which he had the chance to acquire valuable clinical experience with people in a vulnerable situation. These experiences turned out to be very beneficial for Me Bosset, who went on to put his acquired interpersonal maturity into practice during his law studies, as he became involved with organizations such as the Legal information clinic at McGill, the Legal mobile clinic and the Center for research action on race relations. In the course of these implications, he had the opportunity to continue developing his professional abilities, mostly in terms of drafting procedures, interacting with clients and researching legal information pertaining to their situation
Being of mixed Canadian and Japanese heritage, Me Bosset has always been very open-minded regarding diversity of perspectives. In the same vein, he took part in a summer school in Costa Rica between his second and third year in law school, and also took part in student exchange at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium during his third year. These experiences allowed him to acquire a deepened understanding of the law and its multiple facets.
Before starting his internship at Kalman Samuels and Associates, Me Bosset worked in a law firm specialized in constitutional law in Vancouver, British Columbia. He then had the opportunity to polish some of his practical abilities in litigation, especially regarding human rights. Among other things, he was called upon to contribute to the preparation of a major case at the Supreme Court of Canada, where the linguistic rights of francophone minorities across Canada were at stake (CSFC-B v. British Columbia).
Me Bosset’s dual education in psychology and law allows him to approach the practice of law in a particularly considerate and empathetic manner, always having the client’s best interests in mind. This combination is also at display in the way Me Bosset conceives certain legal issues. For instance, he is currently in the process of doing a master’s degree, his thesis being about socio-economic rights and their potential impact on the public funding of mental health services. Firmly believing that law can be a tool for social changes, Me Bosset wishes to use his analytical skills to contribute to the emergence of a society more apt to address the basic needs of vulnerable groups.
Meticulous, conscientious and devoted, Me Bosset is an important addition to the team of Kalman Samuels and Associates.
Beside his implications within the context of his legal studies, Me Bosset volunteered in certain non-profit organizations such as Suicide Action Montreal and the Centre d’écoute et de référence at UQAM. He also took part on several occasions in the organization and preparation of an annual festival on Japanese culture in Montreal.