The Office de la protection du consommateur advises you to contact a legal support organization before presenting a case to the small claims court. These organizations will provide information and valuable advice to help you prepare your case and point out elements to consider in your request.

The opening hours and services offered may vary according to the organization and the region it is located in. We recommend that you contact an organization before visiting them in person. 

Note that some organizations may also charge consultation fees.

The Web site Votre boussole juridique (in French only), also allows you to find community, government, and institutional services offered for free or inexpensively in your region.


Barreau du Québec referral service

The Barreau du Québec offers referral services to all citizens of the province of Québec. Consultations are by appointment only.

Montérégie Office Montréal Office Québec City Office

Barreau du Québec Referral Service – Longueuil Region (in French only)
450 468-2609, ext. 529
barreau.longueuil@bell.ca

The Bar of Montreal Referral Service
514 866-2490
reference@barreaudemontreal.qc.ca

Barreau de Québec Referral Service (in French only)
418 529-0301, ext. 21
sr@barreaudequebec.ca


Organizations serving several regions

Association des avocats et avocates de province Referral Service (in French only)
By appointment only
1 866 954-3528
Find a legal resource with Jurisreference.

Legal Aid Offices
View the contact information for legal aid offices on the website of the Commission des services juridiques.
1 800 842-2213


Regional organizations

Bas-Saint-Laurent

ACEF du Grand-Portage (in French only)
418 867-8545
1 866 762-0269
acefgp@videotron.ca

Bas-Saint-Laurent Community Justice Center
418 722-7770
1 855 345-7770

Community Legal Centre of the Lower St. Lawrence–Gaspé Region (in French only)
418 722-4422
ccjbslg@ccjbslg.ca


Capitale-Nationale

Bureau d’information juridique de l’Université Laval (in French only)
418 656-7211
info@bijlaval.ca

Centre communautaire juridique de Québec (in French only)
418 627-4019

Québec Community Justice Center
418 614-2470


Chaudière-Appalaches

ACEF Appalaches-Beauce-Etchemins (in French only)
418 338-4755
1 888 338-4755
info@acef-abe.org


Côte-Nord

Côte-Nord Community Justice Center
581 826-0088
1 844 960-7483


Estrie

ACEF Estrie (in French only)
819 563-8144
info@acefestrie.ca

Centre communautaire juridique de l'Estrie (in French only)
By appointment only
819 563-6122

Clinique d’information juridique de l’Université de Sherbrooke "La clé de vos droits" (in French only)
819 821-8000, ext. 65221
cle.droits@USherbrooke.ca


Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Community Legal Centre of the Lower St. Lawrence–Gaspé Region (in French only)
418-722-4422

Gaspé Peninsula – Magdalen Islands Community Justice Center
418 689-1505
1 844 689-1505


Laurentides and Lanaudière

Centre communautaire juridique Laurentides-Lanaudière (in French only)
450 420-4921

Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec

Centre communautaire juridique de la Mauricie–Bois-Francs (in French only)
819 379-4175

Mauricie Community Justice Center
819 415-5835
1 888 542-1822

Service d’aide au consommateur
By appointment only
819 537-1414
service.consommateur04@gmail.com


Montérégie

Centre communautaire juridique de la Rive-Sud
450 928-7655

Montérégie Community Justice Center
579 723-3700
1 844 723-3700

Clinique juridique Juripop
450 845-1637, ext. 0
1 855 JURIPOP, ext. 0
info@juripop.org



Nunavik

Nunavik Community Justice Center
819 254-8567
1 833 844-8055


Outaouais

Outaouais Community Justice Center
819 600-4600
1 844 606-4600



Assistance to prepare a small claims court case

JurisRéférence offers services to help you prepare a small claims court case. The organization will connect you with a lawyer, and assistance plans vary from $150 to $250. These services are offered in the Montréal, Québec City, Montmagny, and Beauce regions.

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Last update : June 20, 2019

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