Legal aid is a government legal service offered to people who meet certain financial eligibility criteria and apply for the service. Legal aid is provided free of charge or with a contribution from the recipient. Every year, legal aid provides thousands of Québecers with access to justice and the means to defend their rights.
Consulting the court roll to check the date and time of a hearing
If you have been called to appear in court, you can check the date and time of the hearing by consulting the on-line excerpts from hearing rolls.
Applying for a protection order in a civil matter
If you fear for your safety you are entitled to be protected against another person, even if that person has committed no crime. For this purpose you may apply to the court for a protection order in a civil matter
Obtaining assistance from the Central Authority for Québec in a case of abduction of a child by a parent
As the Central Authority for Québec, the Minister of Justice is responsible for ensuring that children are returned home quickly if they are abducted by a parent inside or outside Québec.
Obtaining assistance from the Central Authority for Québec to organize or secure rights of access
As the Central Authority for Québec, the Minister of Justice is responsible for ensuring that rights of access can be exercised, whether in Québec or in another State designated in the Act respecting the civil aspects of international and interprovincial child abduction.
Child Support Payments Calculation Tool
This calculator is an interactive form that estimates the amount you should pay or receive for your children.
Requesting the translation of a judgment
A judge is free to render a verdict in either English or French. For example, the judgment may be in English even if the trial took place in French. In such a situation, you can request a translation of the judgment.
Requesting a copy of a document filed at the court office
You may need to consult a document filed in a court record, such as the minutes of a hearing or a judgment, or perhaps view the file of the adverse party in your case. In such a situation you can request a copy of the documents concerned.
Requesting a transcript
If you are dissatisfied with a decision rendered by a judge of the Court of Québec or the Superior Court, you can appeal.
In general, you must then file a full or partial transcript of the file at the office of the Court of Appeal.
Consulting the court ledger
Requesting the issue of a document under the Great Seal of Québec
The Minister of Justice issues various documents under the Great Seal of Québec.