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Quebec bar launches free telephone call-in legal clinic

The Barreau du Québec has launched a free telephone call-in legal clinic to help citizens with questions they may have regarding their rights and responsibilities in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some 200 Quebec lawyers from across the province are expected to voluntarily man the phones to reply to legal questions. Lawyers will answer legal questions ranging from employment to insurance to mortgage payments as well as admissibility to federal and provincial aid packages launched over the past week.

The bilingual service, a collaborative effort with the Quebec Ministry of Justice, the legal information broker Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ) and the provincial legal aid agency Commission des services juridiques, is expected to be in operation for at least several weeks.

Calls by citizens will be screened so that they can be forwarded to lawyers who can reply to their questions.

Here’s how you can reach them.

  • 1-866 699-9729 (toll-free)
  • 1-514-789-2755 (Montreal)
  • 1-418-838-6415 (Quebec City area)
  • 1-819-303-4080 (Gatineau)
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