History of the Bar of Montreal
In 1989, for the 140th anniversary of the Bar of Montreal, the Council of the Bar of Montreal, in conjunction with Les Éditions Yvon Blais, published a book by the Honourable G.-Édouard Rinfret entitled L’Histoire du Barreau de Montréal.
In the summer of 1997, the ad hoc committee organizing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Bar of Montreal decided to update the book and entrusted Mtre Gabriel Lapointe, Q.C. and Mtre Doris Larrivée with the task. The launching of the new revised, corrected and expanded edition took place on September 9, 1999, during the Journée du Barreau, as part of the 150th anniversary closing ceremonies.
This highly interesting book recounts the history of the Bar of Montreal. It contains an incredible number of amusing and telling anecdotes about members of the Bar and the Bench. It has proven to be a valuable reference because it offers a chronological account of the events that have marked the history of the Bar of Montreal. It also contains a number of historical documents and several lists, including one of the Bâtonniers of Montreal and Québec and the presidents of various associations.