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These exams are administered by the École du Barreau du Québec (Quebec Bar School).

Exam on legislation, regulations and ethical aspects of the practice of law in Quebec (Législation, réglementation et aspects déontologiques liés à l’exercice de la profession d’avocat au Québec)

This knowledge exam covers the regulatory framework and the code of professional conduct of lawyers and allows the Barreau du Québec to determine whether applicants have the necessary knowledge of the duties and obligations of members of the Barreau du Québec to practice law.

The professional literature recommended for this exam is as follows:

The exam is offered once a year, in September.

You must submit all documents required for registration by July 1.

You have the option of taking the eight-day professional training course offered by the École du Barreau du Québec on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice.

You are responsible for registering for theses courses: application to register for the knowledge exams.

Civil law I and related proceedings exam (Droit civil I et procédures afférentes)

The civil law I and related proceedings exam may include topics such as persons, family (including matrimonial regimes and divorce), successions, property, obligations (including extracontractual civil liability) and the Consumer Protection Act.

The professional literature recommended for this exam is as follows:

This exam is offered once a year, in December.

You must submit all documents required for registration by October 1.

You have the option of taking the preparatory courses offered by the École du Barreau du Québec (in French only) before the exam. The 42 online and 4 in-class courses are capstone courses on Quebec law and are offered from August to December each year.

You are responsible for registering for these courses: application to register for the knowledge exams.

Civil law II and related proceedings exam (Droit civil II et procédures afférentes)

The civil law II and related proceedings exam may include topics such as nominate contracts, evidence and procedure, prescription, business, prior claims and hypothecs, publication of rights and private international law.

The professional literature recommended for this exam is as follows:

This exam is offered once a year, in December.

You must submit all documents required for registration by October 1.

You have the option of taking the preparatory courses offered by the École du Barreau du Québec (in French only) before the exam. The 42 online and 4 in-class courses are capstone courses on Quebec law and are offered from August to December each year.

You are responsible for registering for these courses: application to register for the knowledge exams.

Hard copies of the suggested material to prepare for the exams are available from the following publishers:

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