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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.

What steps should you take?

It is important to meet with the right lawyer for your situation. He will be able to guide you through each step of the process. Here is how to find him.

Note The referrals below are not recommendations from the Barreau du Québec.

  1. Analyze your situation and clarify your needs

    First, ask yourself some questions about your situation:
    Is it urgent? What area of law does your situation involve? What is your purpose in consulting a lawyer? Could your situation be settled through mediation?

    To get a clearer picture:

  2. Find a lawyer or lawyer-mediator in your region

    Referral services 

    The Association des avocats et avocates de province and the regional Barreau sections in Montreal, Québec City and Longueuil offer referral services by area of law to help you find a lawyer in your city or region.
    Obtain the contact information for the referral services

    JurisRéférence 

    JurisRéférence is a Web-based platform you can use to easily search, at any time, for the resources required to meet your legal needs.
    Access JurisRéférence

    Find a lawyer-mediator

    To settle a conflict between two individuals or two companies, whether in family, civil or commercial law, it is not always necessary to resort to the courts. A lawyer-mediator can help you!
    Obtain the list of lawyer-mediators

    Urgence avocat

    Every person is entitled to make a phone call to a lawyer. If the person does not know any lawyers, the police officer must direct the person to the right resource. This free legal consultation service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those who qualify for legal aid are accepted.
    Consult the section Contact us

  3. Verify the status of the lawyer selected

    You have chosen a particular lawyer, but before dealing with him, check whether he is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and whether he has previously had disciplinary complaints filed against him.

Resources

Directory of lawyers To search for a lawyer or a lawyer-mediator by region or obtain the contact information of a lawyer.

Consult the directory of lawyers

Landlord and tenant service To find out your rights in residential matters, whether you are a landlord or a tenant.

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Small claims preparation assistance service To get help from a lawyer to prepare for a hearing in Small Claims Court.

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