Perri Ravon

Lawyer
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pravon@powerlaw.ca

Tel & Fax: 514-259-1082

Perri practices civil litigation, with a particular focus on appellate advocacy and public and constitutional law. A member of Power Law at the firm’s founding, Perri established Power Law’s Montreal office in 2019.

Perri has given legal and strategic advice on language rights issues and other complex constitutional and administrative law matters in Quebec and across Canada.

She is experienced at preparing appellate submissions, including before the Supreme Court of Canada, and successfully represented the appellant in the landmark Supreme Court employment law case, Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission. Perri’s appellate advocacy work includes consultation services to tailor appellate submissions, as well as leave applications, before the Supreme Court of Canada, in all areas of law.

At the international level, Perri was responsible for submissions before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC, in a novel regional hearing on international refugee law. She also worked for more than two years for a humanitarian organization, which included supporting victims of the armed conflict in northeastern Colombia, while maintaining a dialogue with armed actors based on principles of international law.

Perri began her legal career clerking for Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Perri practices in French, English and Spanish.

 

Law Societies

Ontario 2012

Quebec 2018

Education

LL.M., Concentration in International Humanitarian Law and National Security Law (New York University School of Law - 2015)

B.C.L./LL.B., Dean's Honour's List (McGill University - 2011)

B.A. in History and Philosophy (McGill University - 2007)

Cases
  • Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 CSC 10, [2015] 1 SCR 500 (veiled dismissal of a public officer)

  • Febles v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2014 SCC 68 (exclusions from refugee status under the Refugee Convention)

  • Projet de loi fédéral relatif au Sénat (Re), 2013 QCCA 1807 (Senate reform, amending constitutional formula)

  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Inc., in its capacity as Trustee in Bankruptcy v. Cyrenus Joseph Dugas (N.B.), 35121 (Application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick 2012 NBCA 85).

Professional Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Canadian Bar Association

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

Publications and conference presentations
  • “Les droits linguistiques en droit international” in Bastarache, Michel, ed. Les droits linguistiques au Canada, 3rd édition (Cowansville : Yvon Blais, 2014) (with J. Dubois)

  • “Le droit à la prestation des services publics dans les langues officielles” in M. Bastarache & M. Doucet, ed, Les droits linguistiques au Canada, 3e ed (Cowansville : Yvon Blais, 2014) (with J. Klinck, J. Dubois et J-P Hachey)

  • “La structure et l’organisation de l’État moderne” in JurisClasseur Québec : Droit administratif (LexisNexis : 2014) (avec S. Ruel)

  • Presentation: “Présage ou influence ? Le livre V du rapport de la Commission et les développements en matière de langues officielles à Ottawa dans les dernières décennies “, conference presentation, Université d’Ottawa et Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme, March 13, 2013 (with M. Power)