How it works

Would you like to obtain legal advice? We can help you.

Simply fill out the form to check whether your case qualifies and make an appointment.

Free of charge

Our services are completely free of charge and accessible to all.

In person

In-person consultations are offered in Gatineau, Montréal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke.


You can use the services of the Clinique juridique virtually from anywhere in Quebec.


Make an appointment

You can request a consultation online or by telephone. In either case, you must fill out a form.


Consultation request form

You must fill out a consultation request form. The form helps us understand the issue, the status of your case, the parties involved and whether you are eligible. You must attach all documents that are relevant to your request.

Please allow about 20 minutes to fill out the form.

Checking whether your case qualifies

After you have submitted the form, we will check to confirm that you are eligible (nature of case, no conflict of interest and compliance with deadlines).

Appointment confirmation

If your case qualifies, we will send you the dates of the two appointments, namely the initial consultation and the follow-up meeting. You must attend both meetings.

If your case does not qualify, we will refer you to other resources

First appointment
Initial consultation

The initial consultation allows us to define the mandate and understand your situation.


In-person consultations

In-person consultations are offered at the École du Barreau training centres in Gatineau, Montréal, Quebec City or Sherbrooke.

Virtual consultations

For an online consultation, you must have access to a webcam.

We will send you a Microsoft Teams link when we confirm your appointment. Simply click on the link and follow the instructions.

People present

In general, three people are present at the consultation, two students and a supervising lawyer. The supervising lawyer is present but intervenes only if necessary.


Consultations last approximately 45 minutes. Since the students are in training, consultations may take a little longer, which may cause a slight delay in appointments.

Documents to upload or bring

The students and supervising lawyer must review all documents relevant to your case, including:

  • Formal notices
  • Contracts
  • Invoices
  • Applications
  • Court decisions or judgments
  • Settlement offers
  • Government notices
  • Subpoenas
  • Summons to appear
  • Wills

You must upload all documents (PDF format) relevant to your case before the consultation, whether the consultation is in person or online (see the consultation request guide for instructions).  

If you are unable to upload the documents, please bring them with you to the consultation.

To speed up the processing of your file, please put the documents in chronological order.

Signing the mandate  

We will explain the mandate agreement you will have to sign.

The agreement is a binding contract between us.

It sets out

  • the nature of the mandate entrusted to us;
  • our responsibilities and yours;
  • the terms of the mandate.

The mandate begins only once the agreement is signed. Therefore, it must be signed at the first consultation.

Processing of your file

After the initial consultation, the students perform the necessary research to provide you with personalized advice and services.

Second appointment
Follow-up meeting

The follow-up meeting is scheduled for two weeks after the initial consultation. At that time, you will receive the advice and other services specified in the mandate.  


Does your problem require urgent action or advice? Please see the Ressources section to find out who to contact.

Time of year

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Clinique juridique is open from October 17, 2023, to December 21, 2023, and from January 9, 2024, until July 18, 2024.


Students and supervising lawyers have strict professional obligations. All of the information collected and the services rendered are completely confidential.

Time frame

How long you have to wait for your first appointment depends on how busy we are. Wait times currently vary depending on the area of law.

Personal information

In light of our legal obligations, you will have to read and accept the consent concerning personal information to obtain advice from the Clinique juridique.

Prioritized cases

Since one of our missions is to train students, certain cases may be prioritized when giving appointments to promote student learning.

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