Write for Justice contest


The Bar of Montreal is holding it's 36th annual competition of composition on a legal theme, aimed at students of primary and secondary levels on the island of Montreal.

The themes selected for this edition are the following:

  • Elementary School:
    "Should cursive handwriting still be taught in school?"
  • High School:
    "How can we make Montreal a safer city?"

PRIZES: The Awards Ceremony will take place in April 2023 at Complexe Desjardins, where the winners will be invited to read their texts to the public during the Bar of Montreal’s Salon VISEZ DROIT. Winners will receive $200 from the Bar of Montreal and Druide informatique’s Antidote, the indispensable writing assistance software. Winners will also be invited to visit the Montreal courthouse and meet with a judge.

Participants must forward their essay along with the participation form to the Bar of Montreal by February 6, 2023:



Rules and participation form
Fichier PDF – 224 Ko

Poster for elementary school
Fichier PDF – 176 Ko

Poster for high school
Fichier PDF – 176 Ko

Information :
Bar of Montreal,
514 866-9392, extension 235