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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 www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/english/
tribunaux/quebec/quebec-a.htm

Français www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/
francais/tribunaux/quebec/
quebec.htm

"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 fr. website 2004.03.17 ]

Small Claims Courts

http://www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/english/
publications/generale/creance-a.htm

"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

www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/index.html

"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

www.barreau.qc.ca/en [Quebec Bar Association]


Aide Juridque / Legal Aid in Quebec


Quebec Law Schools

  • Université Laval - Faculté de droit
    www.ulaval.ca/fd
    Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
    Québec (Qc), G1K 7P4
  • McGill University - Faculty of Law
    www.law.mcgill.ca
    3644 Peel St., Montreal,
    Quebec, Canada H3A 1W9
  • Université de Montréal - Faculté de droit
    www.droit.umontreal.ca
    C.P. 6128
    Montreal, PQ H3C 3J7
  • Université du Québec à Montréal - Département des sciences juridiques
    www.juris.uqam.ca
    Département des sciences juridiques UQAM
    Case postale 8888 succ. Centre-Ville
    Montréal, QC Canada H3C 3P8
  • Université de Sherbrooke - Faculté de droit
    www.usherbrooke.ca/droit
    2500 boulevard Universite
    Sherbrooke, PQ J1K 2R1

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