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May 16, 2019

What’s the deal with lawyers’ robes?

In Québec courtrooms, you’ll notice nearly every lawyer is dressed the same. Long black robes, often with white collars. Here in Québec, they’re called by their French name, toges.

It’s part of a tradition that stretches back to the courts of both the United Kingdom and France, where we can trace...

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May 16, 2019

L'habit ne fait pas le moine

Dans les salles d’audience du Québec, presque tous les avocats sont habillés de la même façon. Longues robes noires, souvent avec des cols blancs. Ici au Québec, on les appelle par leur nom français, toges.

Cela fait partie d’une tradition qui remonte aux tribunaux du Royaume-Uni et de la France,...

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May 15, 2019

How to file for divorce

In Québec, there are several ways to file for divorce, each with their own specific requirements. No matter which path is taken, there must be a motive for the divorce (separation, adultery, or mental or physical cruelty) and a judge must then grant the divorce in order for it to become official.

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May 15, 2019

Comment demander le divorce

Au Québec, il existe plusieurs façons de demander le divorce, chacune avec ses propres exigences. Quel que soit le chemin emprunté, le divorce doit avoir un motif (séparation, adultère ou cruauté mentale ou physique) et un juge doit alors accorder le divorce pour que celui-ci devienne officiel.

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May 1, 2019

Bill 21: Open letter to the Quebec Bar president

To the President of the Quebec Bar,

It is with great consternation that we have learned of three messages the Quebec Bar tweeted during the evening of April 26th, announcing that our professional order will NOT participate in the Parliamentary Commission on draft Bill 21 pertaining to state secula...

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