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Yes. You must :
In addition, your case must:
Finally, the time frame of a consultation must be in line with and meet the deadlines imposed by law and the courts.
No. For the time being, we do not provide representation in court. Please see the our services section to learn more about the services we offer. Please see the Ressources section if you need a lawyer to represent you in court.
Our mission is to make justice more accessible to the general public, while training future lawyers. Our services cover specific areas of law and are provided by law students. Consultations are supervised by lawyers
Legal aid is a public service provided free of charge or with a small contribution towards the cost of the services to financially eligible individuals. Legal aid lawyers are mandated to advise their clients and can represent them in court.
If you think you are eligible for legal aid, it may be to your advantage to use their services.
No. You cannot choose the supervising lawyer or the students who provide consultation. However, we ensure that these individuals have no conflict of interest when taking on your case.
Yes. All supervising lawyers carry professional liability insurance issued by the Professional liability insurance fund of the Barreau du Québec. They are liable for the professional actions of the students they supervise.
Yes. You can change from an in-person consultation to a virtual meeting (or vice-versa) up to 24 hours before your appointment. You must contact us to let us know.
To find out how to join a Teams meeting, please visit the Microsoft website. If you are unable to connect, at the time of your appointment, you can reach our receptionist at 1 833 997-2527.
Consultations last approximately 45 minutes. Since students are in training, consultations may take a little longer, which may cause a slight delay in appointments.
Yes. However, at the very beginning of the consultation, students will explain the concept of professional secrecy when you bring someone along. You must ensure that the person you bring along will be absolutely discreet.
Generally, two meetings are sufficient to obtain the services provided for in the mandate.
Once the mandate has been completed, you can consult us again if the situation evolves or if you require legal advice for another issue.
No. We do not conduct any financial transactions or money exchanges. If you are owed money, or if you have to pay money in connection with a case, you must reach an agreement with the adverse party, their lawyer or the court in question.
The consultation request form allows us to obtain the information we need to verify whether your case qualifies. Doing so saves you time and/or keeps you from coming to our offices if we are unable to take on your case.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible by email email@example.com or bu phone at 1 833 997-2527. Please note, however, that there may be times when we are so busy that it is difficult to reschedule an appointment.