Richard is a plain language specialist and translator. He provides support to Anglophone community groups across Québec offering legal information to the public.
Richard holds degrees in Civil Law, Common Law and Economics from McGill University. Admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1987, he has a wealth of experience in the community sector. Richard was Staff Lawyer at Project Genesis, a Montreal community group advocating for housing, welfare and other social rights. He also served as Coordinator of the Committee to Aid Refugees and Refugee Protection Coordinator for the Table de concertation des organismes au service de personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI).
Richard has been awarded the Médaille de St-Yves from Pro Bono Québec and the Prix Obiter Dictum from the Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration (AQAADI). He also helped establish the Just Solutions Legal Clinic of the Montreal City Mission, which promotes access to justice for migrants with precarious status, and he continues to serve as Supervising Lawyer for the Clinic.
Since May 2019, Richard has brought this commitment to social justice, and access to justice for the vulnerable and marginalized, to the service of Éducaloi’s mission.