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Doing business with a lawyer

By doing business with a lawyer, you'll get sound advice on how to assert your rights and you'll be sure you’re dealing with a trained professional whose practise of the profession is supervised by the Barreau du Québec. We offer many tips to help you get the best service from your lawyer, from the very first time you meet to the moment you receive your invoice.

A lawyer's roles

A lawyer is your best ally for asserting your rights.

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Why deal with a lawyer?

When you hire a lawyer, you can be sure you will get sound advice, while also being well protected.

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File a complaint for illegal practice

If you suspect someone is practicing law illegally, please report him or her. The protection of the public is at stake.

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Verifying the status of a lawyer

In order to practise law in Québec, a person has to be a member of the Barreau du Québec.

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The client-lawyer relationship

Here are the steps you should follow as well as some sound advice to help you get the best service from your lawyer, from your first meeting to the moment you are billed.

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Billing for a lawyer's services

There are three main ways in which lawyers bill for their services: a flat rate, an hourly rate and a percentage fee.

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Laws and Regulations

The Barreau’s activities and the practice of the profession are governed by laws and regulations that the Barreau has gathered and made available to you in the Recueil de documentation professionnelle.

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Access to Justice Resources

The following is a non-exhaustive list of community legal organizations that may be able to meet your needs. There are more organizations that may be able to help you.

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Legal Assistance and Legal Expense Insurance

Legal assistance and legal expense insurance are two very different products.

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Find a lawyer

Whether you're dealing with a family situation, a latent defect, a dismissal, a rental problem or a lawsuit, a lawyer or lawyer-mediator can help you. Consult the referral services to find the lawyer or lawyer-mediator you need, near your work or home, for the area of law you are dealing with.

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External Resources

Info-Barreau 1 844 954-3411