Guides

   

FAMILY LAW SELF-HELP GUIDE

This guide is intended to be used as a guide only and is not considered to be a comprehensive legal resource. The information provided does not replace a lawyer’s advice and cannot teach you everything you need to know.

 
Booklet 1  (2nd edition, March 2017) :
Applying for an “interim/safeguard” family order
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Booklet 2  (2nd edition, March 2017) :
Opposing an “interim/safeguard” family order
  PDF File – 231 Kb

 
 

GUIDE OF PROFESSIONAL COURTESY (English version available soon)

The Guide of Professional Courtesy has no force of law. It is intended to serve as a pedagogical purpose. Its aim is to act as a teaching tool for young lawyers and as a reminder for the more experienced members of the Bar of the principles of civility which must characterize the professional conduct.

The Guide of Professional Courtesy, published by the Bar of Montreal, was sent to all its members in August 2006. Since then, it has also been presented to new lawyers at their swearing-in.

Guide of professional courtesy (French version - 2e édition)   PDF File –
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GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES

The Guide to Best Practices was launched in 2010 by the Bar of Montreal. Because it felt that the Guide's enlightening content would be of interest to all members, the Barreau du Québec decided to adopt and reissue the guide after receiving authorization from the Bar of Montreal.

The Guide to Best practices - Edition 2014, an enhanced tool that is full of practical advice on managing cases, whether they end up in court or not, is now available for free, in English and French on the Barreau du Québec’s website.

Warning: This Guide is currently being revised following the coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers.

Guide to Best Practices– Edition 2014

   
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GUIDE POUR L'AVOCAT FACE À UNE PARTIE NON REPRÉSENTÉE (French Version Only)

Le Guide pour l’avocat faisant face à une partie non représentée se veut un outil pratique pour les avocats œuvrant dans tous les domaines à l’exception du droit pénal et criminel. Il vise à démystifier le rôle de l’avocat et à s’assurer que les avocats remplissent leurs obligations et devoirs envers leurs clients et envers l’administration de la justice tout en respectant les règles de déontologie applicables.

Il inclut également des modèles de clauses et de lettres que les avocats peuvent utiliser lorsqu’ils font face à une partie non représentée.

Guide pour l’avocat faisant face à une partie non représentée – édition 2017

 
 

LAWYER'S GUIDE TO LIMITED SCOPE REPRESENTATION

The Bar of Montreal's Lawyer's Guide to Limited Scope Representation is intended to provide guidance for lawyers choosing to offer this innovative service in the hope that, in doing things correctly, our lawyers will contribute in a positive way to making justice more accessible.

Members of the Bar are invited to submit their comments or suggest new topics at guide@barreaudemontreal.qc.ca.

Warning: This Guide is currently being revised following the coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers.

 

Lawyer's Guide to Limited Scope Representation   PDF File –
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This document is in French only

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) GUIDE:
E-MAIL MANAGEMENT (Booklet 1)


The Information Technology (IT) Guide was produced by the IT Consultative Committee of the Bar of Montreal. Composed of judges, lawyers and technologists, the committee aims to make judges and lawyers aware of the uses of technology and its impact on their practice.

Published in the form of booklets, the Information Technology Guide is designed to be an upgradeable reference tool.

With time, new booklets will be issued, each one with simple, practical advice on a variety of topics (e-mail management, information security, electronic evidence, etc.).

 
Guide sur les technologies de l'information :
La gestion des courriels

(1er fascicule - mise à jour : février 2017)

Guide sur les technologies de l'information :
Le document technologique et son intégrité

(2e fascicule - mise à jour : février 2017)

 

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This document is in French only

GRIEVANCE ARBITRATION – GUIDE TO BEST PRACTICES

This Guide to Best Practices for grievance arbitration is the result of a collaborative effort of the liaison committees of the Montreal and Quebec bars and the Conférence des arbitres du Québec, which is made up of an equal number of practising lawyers for both employers and unions. It is intended to be an initial voluntary tool to raise stakeholders’ awareness of the various methods that can be used to ensure the smooth functioning of grievance arbitration files and may be upgraded over time.

Members of the Bar are invited to submit their comments and suggestions to: guide@barreaudemontreal.qc.ca.

Warning: This Guide is currently being revised following the coming into force of the new Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers.

L'arbitrage de grief - guide des meilleures pratiques – édition 2015
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