LIS is a consulting and research firm. Its president, Samuel Bachand, is involved in several areas of public law and government affairs. With his common law background and extensive work experience with English-Canadian businesses and organizations, he is often called upon to bridge the proverbial Two Solitudes.
Samuel is a frequent speaker on legal and policy issues connected to public law and fundamental freedoms. He advises clients on matters of legislative or regulatory reform, and institutional policies in the public and private sectors. His pen often lends itself to efforts to prevent or resolve complex disputes.
Over the course of his career as a barrister, Samuel has advised and represented, before trial and appelate courts, major corporations such as Hydro-Québec, Lafarge Canada, TELUS, Vidéotron, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Développement de l’Aéroport Saint-Hubert-de-Longueuil (DASH-L), as well as waste management companies, municipalities, religious corporations and various interest groups.
Samuel holds degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law. He is a laureate of local and international oratorical competitions. From 2012 to 2016, he had the privilege of coaching the McGill University team at the Laskin moot, a Canada-wide competition in administrative and constitutional law. From 2012 to 2020, he taught at the University of Montreal, including Civil Liberties (charters and human rights), Oral and Written Advocacy, and Torts.
Samuel will join in the 2023 edition of the JurisClasseur in constitutional law as the author of the revised Booklet 1 – The Legal and Political Constitution of Canada: Concepts, Sources and Principles (in French).