Government of Québec
Ministère de la Justice
Pursuant to section 7 of the Regulation respecting the selection procedure of candidates for the office of judge of the Court of Québec, municipal court judge and presiding justice of the peace (chapter T-16, r. 4.1 ), the Minister of Justice invites interested persons to submit their applications for the following positions:
CM-2017-028: Two positions as a judge sitting in the municipal court of Ville de Québec.The persons selected will sit in civil cases and in criminal and penal cases and will be required to sit in the evening. Knowledge of English is an advantage.
CM-2017-029: One position as a judge sitting in the municipal court of Ville de Laval. The persons selected will sit in penal and civil cases and will be required to sit in the evening. Fluency in English is required.
LEGAL CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
This notice is addressed to persons on the Roll of the Order of Advocates who have practised their profession for at least 10 years. Applications for a position as a judge and all attached documents will be held in strict confidence.
Candidates who are not already a municipal judge must apply in writing by sending to the secretariat the application form shown in Schedule A of the Regulation, duly completed, a recent photograph, and proof of entry on the Roll of the Order of Advocates (a photocopy of the card showing membership of the Barreau du Québec is accepted). Six copies of all documents must be provided. All other documents will be removed from the file.
In the event that a candidate is already a municipal judge, the candidate must send, to the associate chief judge of the Court of Québec responsible for municipal courts, the application form shown in Schedule A of the Regulation, duly completed, a recent photograph, and proof of entry on the Roll of the Order of Advocates (a photocopy of the card showing membership of the Barreau du Québec is accepted). Two copies of all documents must be provided. All other documents will be removed from the file.
For more information, contact Mtre. Sonia Beaudoin at the Secretariat for the selection of candidates for judicial office, phone 418 646-1320.
Candidates must undertake specifically to keep their application confidential and not to exert directly or indirectly any influence or pressure in order to obtain an appointment to judicial office.
For each position, the selection committee is composed of five members appointed by the Minister, namely:
- the associate chief judge of the Court of Québec who is responsible for municipal courts or a judge designated by the associate chief judge from among municipal court judges, who acts as chair of the committee;
- two persons designated by the Barreau du Québec;
- two persons who are not judges or members of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec, designated by the Office des professions du Québec.
To assess the application of a candidate, the committee considers the candidate’s competencies, including personal and intellectual qualities, integrity, knowledge and general experience, extent of knowledge of the law and experience in the areas of law in which the judicial duties will be performed, and capacity for judgment, insight, level-headedness, ability to set priorities and to render a decision within a reasonable time, and quality of expression, the candidate’s conception of the judicial office, the candidate’s motivation for the judicial office, the candidate’s human, professional, social and community experience, the candidate’s level of awareness with respect to social realities and recognition by the legal community of the candidate’s qualities and competencies.
DEADLINE: Applications must be sent by May 26, 2017.
Applications must be sent to the following address:
Candidates who are not already a municipal judge
Mtre. Sonia Beaudoin
Secrétariat à la sélection des candidats à la fonction de juge
Ministère de la Justice
1200, route de l'Église, 9e étage
Québec (Québec) G1V 4M1
Candidates who are already a municipal judge
The Honourable André Perreault
Associate Chief Judge of the Court of Québec and Person responsible for municipal courts
Palais de justice
1, rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1B6
May 1th, 2017