Role and mission

Founded in 1849, the Bar of Montreal boasts over 16,000 members and is the largest of the 15 sections of the Quebec Bar. Covering the entire territory of the island of Montreal, its mission is to ensure the public’s protection while supporting its members in the performance of their duties.


To protect the public while supporting the members of the section in the practice of the profession.


Be a key leader in protecting the public, promote access to justice, provide tools to Montreal lawyers and contribute to societal discussions on various legal issues.

Organizational values

Leadership – The Barreau de Montréal plays a unifying leadership role within society and within the professional, socio-communitarian and business circles.

Diversity – The Barreau de Montréal draws its strength from the personal and professional diversity of its members and actively promotes diversity.

Excellence – The Barreau de Montréal maintains standards of excellence in all its actions.

Strategic plan

Proposant une vision et des orientations visant notamment à renforcer la position de leader et l’implication du Barreau de Montréal dans sa communauté, le plan stratégique 2022-2025 met en lumière trois valeurs organisationnelles renouvelées : leadershipdiversité et excellence.