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Isabelle is the Barreau du Québec's virtual client service representative. You will also find her in the "Pour le public" section of the Barreau's French website. Below you will find the main video clips of interest to you.

PLEASE NOTE: These videos must be taken in their context in order to understand their full meaning. Click on the link under each video to go to the web page and get all available information (in French). An English summary may be found in the English section of the Barreau's website.

What is the purpose of the Barreau du Québec?


How to check if a person really
is a lawyer


How to tell if a lawyer has already had complaints against him


What if I have concerns with the actions or conduct of a lawyer?


How do I report someone that
I suspect is illegally
practising as a lawyer?


What if I have reasons to believe that a lawyer has appropriated
money or other valuables?




Le Droit de savoir is a television series providing information and news about the laws in Québec. A number of segments of the show have presented situations that may well be of interest to you. We encourage you to listen to them….

Question of law: I would like to know whether immigrants are eligible for health insurance as soon as they arrive in Québec...
ÉMISSION 10 - Droits et obligations du propriétaire et du locataire
What are tenants' and landlords' rights and obligations?
ÉMISSION 27 - Facultés affaiblies
A few years ago, an advertising campaign by the Société de l'assurance automobile (Québec's automobile insurance corporation)…
ÉMISSION 38 - Le pouvoir municipal
What powers do the municipalities have?

You may also visit the website of this television show and view all the shows in order to have an overview of Québec's judicial system and the various organizations involved.



Legal expense insurance is an insurance policy designed to pay lawyer's fees in case of need. If ever you become a victim of a "legal accident", the insurance policy will pay for the fees. Full details in this video clip.



On Saturday, September 29, 2007, the Barreau du Québec presented a six-hour training session for foreign lawyers wanting to become members of the Barreau du Québec.

Here is the full content of this training session (in French). We invite you to listen to it before you take steps to apply for a comparative evaluation of your studies in order to become a lawyer in Québec.


A welcome message to lawyers trained outside Canada and wanting to practise as a legal professional in Québec

Minister Yolande James' speech:

A.1 - Foundations of Canadian and Québec law

A.2 - Foundations of Canadian and Québec law

A.3 - Foundations of Canadian and Québec law

A.4 - Foundations of Canadian and Québec law

B.1 - Canadian and Québec institutions

B.2 - Canadian and Québec institutions

B.3 - Canadian and Québec institutions

B.4 - Canadian and Québec institutions

B.5 - Canadian and Québec institutions

C.1 - How the judicial system works

C.2 - How the judicial system works

C.3 - How the judicial system works

D.1 - A lawyer's status in Québec

D.2 - A lawyer's status in Québec

D.3 - The role of the Barreau du Québec

D.4 - The role of the Barreau du Québec

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