Christine Côté
Lawyer
Available in: English Français
Christine’s practices general litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular interest in public interest litigation.
ccote@powerlaw.ca
613-702-5564
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Christine represents the interests of institutional and individual clients on matters related to public law, constitutional law, educational law and the protection of minority rights. For example, she regularly advises educational institutions, including school boards, on federal-provincial funding agreements and minority-language education as protected by section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Before joining Power Law, Christine gained experience managing litigation cases as part of a specialized litigation group at a national law firm.

Christine is committed to issues of social justice and access to justice. She was awarded the Medal of the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec for Youth for her involvement and positive influence on her community in 2011. While studying at the University of Ottawa, she interned at a legal clinic, where she worked on immigration and refugee law cases. She was also involved with the Ottawa Mission, a shelter for vulnerable or homeless people, where she volunteered her time to prepare meals and teach French as a second language.

During her law studies, Christine was a member of the team representing the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa (2014) in the Sopinka Moot Court Competition (Criminal Law). Her team won the Guy Guérin Cup and she was awarded the prize for the best cross-examination at the provincial level of the competition.

Christine practises in English and French.

Law Societies

  • Ontario
  • Quebec

Education

  • J.D. (University of Ottawa - 2017)
  • LL.L. (University of Ottawa - 2015)
  • BSc. Soc. in International Development and Globalization (University of Ottawa - 2015)
  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario

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