Illegal practice of the profession of lawyer


PROTECTING THE PUBLIC FIRST AND FOREMOST

As part of its primary mission to protect the public, the Bar of Montreal’s
mandate includes preventing, controlling and penalizing the illegal practice
of the profession of lawyer.

ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION OF LAWYER

Whoever practises the profession of lawyer without being entered on the Roll of the Order of Advocates or acts in such a manner as to lead to the belief that he/she is authorized to fulfil the office of a lawyer and to act as such is guilty of an offence under the Act respecting the Barreau du Québec and is liable to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code.

 

TO FILE A COMPLAINT

Complaint Form

Write to :
infractions@barreaudemontreal.qc.ca

   


BEWARE OF FAKE LAWYERS !

Before you hire someone, check with the Barreau du Québec if the person is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and has his license to practice law. This free and easy verification can save you time, money and most importantly, many problems.

To check whether a person is a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec and does have the right to exercise the profession of lawyer, call the following number: 514-954-3411 or toll-free 1-844-954-3411.

 

 

TO FILE A COMPLAINT OR REPORT A SITUATION

Depending on the place of residence or practice of the person or business concerned, you must file a complaint or report a situation of illegal practice of the profession of lawyer to either of the following addresses:

Island of Montreal Québec City Area Elsewhere in Quebec
Barreau de Montréal
1, rue Notre-Dame Est,
bureau 9.80
Montréal (Qc) H2Y 1B6
Tél. : 514 866-9392
Fax : 514 866-1488
infractions@barreaudemontreal.qc.ca
Barreau de Québec
300, boulevard Jean-Lesage,
bureau RC-21
Québec (Qc) G1K 8K6
Tél. : 418 529-0301
Barreau du Québec
445, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Qc) H2Y 3T8
Tél. : 514 954-3411
Toll Free : 1 844 954-3411
     


Island of Montreal / The Bar of Montreal
To file a complaint or report a situation of illegal practice of the profession of lawyer on the Island of Montreal, you may either send a letter describing the alleged acts or complete the Complaint Form and forward it to the Bar of Montreal, together with a copy of all supporting documents (see contact details above).

Upon receipt of a complaint, a file is opened and the Bar of Montreal conducts an investigation before submitting the case to the Illegal Practice of Law Committee, whose mandate is to examine complaints in order to submit recommendations to the Bar of Montreal Council. The Committee examines complaints received from the general population and from members of the Bar; it may also act on its own initiative.


PENAL PROCEEDINGS AND CONVICTIONS

In the most serious cases, penal proceedings for illegal practice of the profession of lawyer may be instituted before the Court of Québec (Criminal and Penal Division).

In accordance with Section 188 of the Professional Code, the mandatory minimum fine is :

  • For a first offence :
    • In the case of a natural person, not less than $2,500 nor more than $62,500
    • In other cases (businesses, etc.) not less than $5,000 nor more than $125,000
  • In the case of a subsequent offence, the minimum and maximum fines are doubled.

ConvictionsSince January 2012
In Alphabetical Order

  Name, Surname and aliases,
if any
Offence(s) Plumitif (p) or
Written Judgment (j)

(if available)
1 ABAIDI, Rabah / RABAH, Abaidi Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-376595-139 (p)
2 ALEXANDRATOS, Haris Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-369122-131 (p)
3 AUGER, Louis / AUGER, J. Louis Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-435665-162 (j)
4 ALFARO, Roberto

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others

500-61-369866-133 (p)
500-61-406607-151 (p)

5 ARSENEAULT, Daniel S. Assumed the title of lawyer 500-61-435664-165 (p)
6 CHANDIA, Marcella Gave legal advice and consultations on legal matters 500-61-369123-139 (p)
7 CHRISTEN, Romain Ronald,
Also known as :
• DAWSON, Ron
• DAWSON, Ron RF

Made collections on behalf of others

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Assumed the title of lawyer and retired lawyer

500-61-303789-110 (j)
500-61-303788-112 (p)
500-61-303787-114 (p)

8 CAMBRIDGE LIFE SOLUTION / Solution de vie Cambridge Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that it was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-386343-140 (p)
9 ELMALEM, Maryse Prepared and drew up, on behalf of others, documents relating to the constitution of a legal person 500-61-369865-135 (p)
10 9210-5980 Québec Inc., faisant affaire sous le nom Excelixis Consultants Inc. Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that it was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-369122-131 (p)
11 GARZA, Abraham J. Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others 500-61-278032-108 (j)
500-61-278032-108 (j)
500-61-350258-127 (j)
500-61-350258-127 (j)
12

GUILLAUME, Philippe,
Also known as :
• EMMANUEL, Philippe
• GUILLAUME, Emmanuel-Philippe
• PHILIPPE, Emmanuel
• PHILIPPE, Emanuel
• PHILIPPE, Emmanuel-G.
• PHILIPPE, Emmanuel Guillaume J.

Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others

Made collections on behalf of others

Pleaded and acted before tribunals on behalf of others

Assumed the title of lawyer and used the prefix «Mtre»

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Acted or claimed to act as a lawyer

500-61-344474-128 (p)
500-61-344475-125 (p)
500-61-344476-123 (p)
500-61-344477-121 (p)
500-61-344931-127 (p)
500-61-358219-138 (p)
500-61-369956-132 (p)
500-61-369975-132 (p)

13 GREENBAUM, Ura Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-407867-150 (j)
14 HANI, Elie Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

500-61-386368-147 (p)
500-61-406237-157 (p)

15 HOYOS-TELLO, Carlos Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others

500-61-350584-125 (p)
500-61-365087-130 (p)

16 Immigration & recrutement international du Canada (IRIC) Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that it was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-376595-139 (p)
17 LABINE, Daniel

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Usurped the functions of a lawyer

500-61-358251-131

18 LAVERTU, Dieuné Fils / LAVERTU, Dieuné

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Assumed the title of lawyer

500-61-406606-153 (p)
500-61-448075-169 (j)

19 LEROUX, Sacha Assumed the title of lawyer 500-61-369976-130 (p)
20 LOPEZ BANOS, Jose Luis

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Prepared immigration proceedings on behalf of others

500-61-358250-133 (j)
500-61-360112-131 (p)
500-61-360113-139 (p)

21 MINO, Chantal Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others 500-61-386342-142 (p)
22 MOISE, Serge H. Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-292151-108 (p)
23 MOUSHIAN, Richard / MOUSHIAN, Richard Meenas Pleaded and acted before tribunals on behalf of others 500-61-388465-149 (p)
24 RIOS, Gabriel Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others 500-61-435557-161 (p)
25 ST-CLAIR, Sébastien Jonathan

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Prepared proceedings intended for use in a case before the courts on behalf of others

500-61-388460-140 (p)
500-61-388461-148 (p)
500-61-388462-146 (p)
500-61-388463-144 (p)
500-61-388464-142 (p)
500-61-406079-153 (p)
500-61-406080-151 (p)
500-61-406081-159 (p)
500-61-406082-157 (p)
500-61-406083-155 (p)
26 TCHIO, Maurice Advertised services that are the exclusive prerogative of lawyers

500-61-450012-175 (p)

27 WICKHAM, Guy Arthur

Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer

Assumed the title of lawyer

500-61-344664-124 (p)
500-61-350583-127 (p)

28 ZUZUNAGA, Moïses Acted in such manner as to lead to the belief that he was authorized to fulfil the functions of a lawyer 500-61-288437-107 (p)