Me Christine Kark obtained her Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from University of Montréal in 2000. Since she began practicing in 2001, Me Kark has specialized in health law and, throughout her career, has had the opportunity to represent a large number of physicians faced by civil lawsuits, disciplinary complaints or investigations conducted by the Collège des médecins du Québec or the RAMQ.
Me Kark provides legal advice to her clients, physicians and other health professionals, on their rights and obligations resulting from the provisions of the Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services, the Professional Code, the Physicians’ Code of Ethics and other legislation governing their professional activities.
In the last few years, Me Kark has focused her practice on the provision of legal services that relate to the drafting and review of contracts governing various aspects of the medical practice. Her expertise relates to the providing of legal advice on the legality of several types of contracts (e.g. Expense Sharing Contracts and Lease Agreements for physicians).
Me Kark regularly appears before the civil courts, administrative tribunals and quasi-judicial bodies. She has also represented the interests of physicians in several complex civil law cases as well as those against hospitals.
In January 2011, Me Kark was appointed by the Honorable Sylvie De Vito, judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, to act as arbitrator to dispose of appeals filed in the breast cancer case and radiation therapy delays (agreement in class action).
For several years, Me Kark has been the president of the Liaison Committee of the Court of Quebec, the committee responsible for managing the relationships between the judges of the bench of the Court of Quebec, Civil Division, and the lawyers of the Montreal Bar. She has also served as vice-president of the national health law section of the Canadian Bar Association.