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March 26, 2020

Legal services during COVID-19 pandemic

We would like to update you on the status of our services as Quebec’s legal community adjusts to activities during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. It’s a challenging time for us all and your patience is greatly appreciated.

In this bulletin, you will find:

  • new custody guidelines released...

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March 2, 2020

What law students need to know about the Course aux stages

If you haven’t heard, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Course aux stages.

What’s the Course aux stages, you ask? You must not be a second-year law student in Quebec! The Course aux stages is the official recruitment period for articling positions in Quebec.

In order to become a lice...

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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 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 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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November 30, 2018

Jugement favorable dans l’affaire Dalila Awada

Les tribunaux québécois ont tranché: la campagne de dénigrement dont a été victime la militante et chroniqueuse, Dalila Awada, en 2013 et 2014, constituait de la diffamation. La juge Carole Julien a donné gain de cause à Mme Awada dans sa poursuite contre Philippe Magnan et lui a accordé 50 000 $ en...

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