The Honourable Sylvie E. Roussel

The Honourable Sylvie E. Roussel was appointed a judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 20, 2015.

She received a Bachelor of Social Science in 1983, a Bachelor of Civil Laws in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1987, all from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1987 and to the Ontario Bar in 1995.

At the time of her appointment to the Federal Court, Madam Justice Roussel was Senior Counsel for the Security Intelligence Review Committee, where she had been practising since 2007. From 1987 to 2007, she was a lawyer and partner with the firm Noël et Associés, where she practised in several areas of law.

She has been a part-time lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa – Civil Law Section. She was co-editor of the publication called La Cour suprême en bref and Supreme Court News and has published many articles about the Supreme Court of Canada in the Journal du Barreau. Among her professional associations, she was a member and Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Liaison Committee with the Supreme Court of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and a member of the Supreme Court of Canada's Ottawa Agents Practice and Procedures Committee. She has also been a speaker at various conferences.

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