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A Lay Person's Intro to Quebec Legal Information Sources and Lawyers' Web Sites

Legislative Assembly

Introduction & Overview of Quebec Court System

English text justice-et-etat-civil/systeme-judiciaire/

Français justice-et-etat-civil/systeme-judiciaire

"The different courts that make up the Québec judicial system are forums to which opposing parties can bring their conflicts in order to resolve them. The role of the various courts is to interpret the law and apply it to the cases that are submitted to them. Each court has its own jurisdiction.

"The jurisdictions of the various courts, namely the cases that a given court can hear and judge, are determined by law. Jurisdiction depends on several factors, including the nature of the case submitted to the court (civil or criminal), the geographic location, the amount in dispute, or, in certain cases, the ages of the individuals involved, as in the case of the Youth Division.

"While this text is not exhaustive, it will give you a good idea of the role of the principal courts.

  • The Municipal Court
  • The Court of Québec
    • The Civil Division
    • The Criminal and Penal Division
    • The Youth Division.
  • The Superior Court
  • The Court of Appeal
  • The Supreme Court of Canada

[quote originally fr. english/tribunaux/ quebec/quebec-a.htm website 2004.03.17 - in 2022 site url to see is]

Small Claims Courts

"If you cannot resolve a dispute with a service provider, merchant, or skilled tradesman, a quick, economical solution is available in the form of legal action at the Small Claims Division of the Court of Québec."

"The Small Claims Division hears disputes involving sums of money as well as other cases undertaken to cancel or terminate a contract, when the object of the contract and the sum claimed do not exceed $7,000 each. This is a division of the Court of Québec where people act on their own behalf, without a lawyer"

Go to the website for comprehensive information - above quoted from website 2004.03.16


Immigration to Québec - Official Site of Government of Quebec

"Why Chose Québec?" government information and services from Relations avec les citoyens et immigration

"Living in Québec means living in a democratic francophone society offering many advantages: a low cost of living, accessible education and health services, spacious and affordable housing, a secure living environment, and an environment full of attractions and abundant space. " [quote fr. website 2004.03.16

"Is Québec for you?  Each year, Québec welcomes an average of some 45,000 immigrants from over 100 countries who actively participate in its economic, social and cultural development.... [website 2010.09.22 quote] "

Barreau du Québec [Quebec Bar Association]

Aide Juridque / Legal Aid in Quebec

Quebec Law Schools

  • Université Laval - Faculté de droit
    Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
    1030, avenue des Sciences-Humaines,
    Local 2235

    Université Laval
    Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
  • McGill University - Faculty of Law
    Chancellor Day Hall 3644 Peel St., Montreal,
    Quebec, Canada H3A 1W9 3644 Peel Street Montreal, Quebec Canada H3A 1W9
  • Université de Montréal - Faculté de droit
    Faculté de science politique et de droitDépartement des sciences juridique Law Faculty
    Pavillon Maximilien-Caron
    3101, chemin de la Tour
    Montréal (Québec)
    H3T 1J7
  • Université du Québec à Montréal - Faculté de science politique et de droit
    Département des sciences juridiques
    Département des sciences juridiques UQAM
    455, boul. René-Lévesque Est
    Montréal (Québec) H2L 4Y2
    Canada H3C 3P8
  • Université de Sherbrooke - Faculté de droit
    2500, boul. de l'Université,
    Sherbrooke (Québec) J1K 2R1,
    819 821-8000

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