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Filing a complaint against a lawyer

Illegal practise of the profession

Do you believe someone is practising law illegally? Contact us to check whether they are a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and, if they are not, you can report the situation.

Reporting the illegal practise of the profession

To report a person who is practising law illegally, you must file a complaint with the Barreau. The Barreau will then go before the Court of Québec to put a stop to the person's activities.

If you wish to report such a situation, you must send an explanatory letter, accompanied by copies of the supporting documents, to one of the following addresses, depending on the place of residence or practise of the person in question:

Island of Montreal Québec City region Elsewhere in Québec
Bar of Montreal
460 Saint-Gabriel Street
2nd floor
Montreal, Québec H2Y 1B6
Tel.: 514-866-9392
Barreau de Québec
300 Jean-Lesage Boulevard
Suite RC-21
Québec City, Québec G1K 8K6
Tel.: 418-529-0301
Barreau du Québec
445 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, Québec H2Y 3T8
Tel.: 514-954-3406
Toll-free: 1-800 361-8495, extension 3406

Resources

You can check whether or not a lawyer is a member in good standing of the Barreau.

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Disciplinary Council and schedule of hearings

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