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. Find a lawyer.
Note The referrals below are not recommendations from the Barreau du Québec.
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?
The job of a lawyer description
Find a lawyer or lawyer-mediator in your region
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.
JurisRéférence is a Web-based platform you can use to easily search, at any time, for the resources required to meet your legal needs.
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!
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.
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.