3 October 2018
The Young Bar of Montréal (YBM), in partnership with the Young Bar of Quebec (YBQ), the Barreau du Québec and the Centre d’accès à l’information Juridique (CAIJ), will hold its annual Legal Helpline on October 13th and October 14th, 2018. From 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, volunteer lawyers and notaries will provide free legal advice by telephone to citizens all over Quebec.
The 31th edition of the YBM’s Legal Helpline is the opportunity for citizens to learn about their rights and obligations, in matters related to family law, good-neighborliness, consumer goods, labor, management of estates and beyond.
WHAT : Legal Helpline
WHO : Young Bar of Montreal
WHEN : October 13 and 14 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
HOW : 1 844 779-6232
“We are very happy to be able to offer free legal services through our second Legal Helpline of 2018. Thanks to our partnership with the YBQ, we will have again two call centers, one in Montreal and the other one in Quebec City, where volunteer lawyers and notaries will be answering calls from citizens across Quebec. The Legal Helpline is an effective service which aspires to improve access to justice” states Mtre Jonathan Pierre-Étienne, president of the YBM. The YBM is proud of having initiated this project and is now able to offer the service twice a year all across the province. “Now that we offer this service two times a year with the help of our partners, our long term goal is to make this day a national biannual event and thus mobilize young lawyers across the country” adds Mtre Pierre-Étienne.
“The Barreau du Québec is happy to join forces with this new edition of the YBM’s Call-in Legal Clinic. We believe it is necessary to contribute to efforts to improve access to justice in Québec,” stated the President of the Barreau du Québec, Paul-Matthieu Grondin. “Just like access to healthcare or education, access to justice and to suitable legal advice is necessary in a society such as ours,” continued Mr. Grondin. “We are proud of the volunteer participation of our members in the YBM’s Call-in Legal Clinic.”
“The CAIJ is proud to support the YBM Call-in Legal Clinic. I personally took part in the last clinics and had the chance to interact with the volunteers. This is a must-attend event and we are happy to participate by sharing our infrastructure and information resources to support lawyers who are mobilizing to help citizens, because we feel that the impact of this clinic is tangible.” Nancy J. Trudel, CAIJ Executive Director.
Founded in 1898, the YBM consists of 5000 lawyers having ten years and less of practice in Montreal; making it one of the largest associations of young lawyers in the world, in terms of number for one city. Its mission is twofold. Firstly, it ensures to defend and promote the interests of its members. On the other hand, it provides pro bono consulting services and legal information to various segments of the population and organizes charitable activities. Overall, it aims to improve access to justice and to contribute to the collective well-being. The YBM provides several services to improve access to justice in the Quebec population.
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