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Verifying the status of a lawyer

In order to practice law in Québec, a person has to be a member of the Barreau du Québec. This is why it's important, before doing business with a lawyer, to check his status on the Roll of the Order. In only a few minutes you can find out whether the person is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and whether they have been the subject of disciplinary measures.

To verify whether someone is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and has the right to practise law:

Certificate of membership and authentication of signature

The Barreau's Registry Office can also provide you with a written certificate of membership or authenticate a lawyer's signature.

Just present an original document containing the lawyer's signature. The Registry Office will check whether the signature matches the sample in the lawyer's professional record and also check whether the lawyer is duly entered on the Roll of the Order or has previously been a member of the Barreau du Québec.

Cost:

  • Certificate of membership: $50 + taxes
  • Authentication of signature: $50 + taxes

Don't forget to include the first and last name of the person whose services you want to retain as well as their contact information.

To obtain a certificate of membership or authenticate a member's signature:

To guide you and help you find the lawyer you need:

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