Word from the Bâtonnier


Welcome to the Bar of Montreal Website

The Bar of Montreal is one of the largest bar associations in the world and the second largest French-speaking Barreau with close to 15,000 members.

Our mission is to protect the public by leading the way in the search for excellence in the area of members’ professional conduct and competence. Furthermore, the Bar of Montreal promotes the rule of law and encourages active participation in the proper administration of justice.

On our website, you will find all the details concerning our governance, our committees, our activities and the services offered to both members and the general public. Throughout the year, we provide a number of training, information and awareness activities.

Through its Referral Service, the Bar of Montreal can provide anyone looking for a lawyer with the name of a member who is willing to provide a 30-minute consultation for a nominal fee of $30.

In addition, the Bar of Montreal organizes the Salon VISEZ DROIT in spring of each year to provide the public with legal information on numerous topics as well as free legal consultations.

Please visit our website on a regular basis for the latest news and tools made available to you.

On behalf of the members of the Council of the Bar of Montreal and myself personally, I wish you an enjoyable browsing experience.

MICHEL P. SYNNOTT, Bâtonnier