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Filing a complaint against a lawyer

The primary mission of the Barreau du Québec is to oversee how lawyers practice law to ensure protection of the public. The Barreau du Québec oversees the professional discipline of its members and their adherence to ethical standards, and assesses their competence as well as the competence of those aspiring to join its ranks. This mission is carried out through the Bureau du syndic, an independent department of the Barreau tasked with receiving complaints from citizens and conducting investigations when necessary. At all times, you can reach out to the Barreau if you have any concerns about the conduct of a lawyer.

Misuse of money or property

You handed over money or property to your lawyer in the course of your business relationship and the lawyer misused it. What recourses do you have?

Contesting a lawyer's invoice

You have just received an invoice from your lawyer and you feel that it does not correspond to the work performed or that the amounts charged are not justified. You can ask the Barreau for help.

How to file a complaint against a lawyer

You have doubts regarding a lawyer's actions or conduct. Here is what you should do to file a complaint against a lawyer.

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