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Permit to practise
To obtain a temporary restrictive permit or a full permit (foreign lawyer or jurist) for the purpose of becoming a member of the Barreau du Québec and being authorized to practise law in Québec, you must file an application for equivalence.
Before beginning the process of applying for an equivalence in order to become a lawyer in Québec, you must read the Information document for applications for equivalence recognition by foreign lawyers or jurists.
You must then fill out the Application for equivalence recognition by a foreign lawyer or jurist, print it out and return it to the Barreau together with the relevant documents.
For purposes of a diploma equivalence, a list of courses recognized by the Equivalences Committee of the Barreau du Québec is available.
Telephone: 514-954-3411 or toll-free at 1-844-954-3411
If you would like to drop by in person, you may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, at the following address:
Equivalences Committee of the Barreau du Québec
445 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, 2nd floor
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3T8