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Press releases 2024 Tuesday, May 14, 2024

To better understand the regulation of the profession

The Barreau du Québec releases informative video clips intended for Indigenous communities


Montreal, May 14th, 2024 — The Barreau du Québec announces the release of four informative video clips created specifically for First Nations and Inuit audiences. These aim to strengthen the confidence of Indigenous citizens, particularly those from Nunavik, in the regulatory mechanisms of the profession.

These video clips address key topics such as the lawyer’s role of protecting its clients’ rights, the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct of Lawyers, the Barreau du Québec’s mission to ensure the protection the public, the role of the Syndic as a body of control, as well as the different types of lawyers' fees.

These capsules were produced by the Barreau du Québec in response to one of the recommendations made by the Rapport sur la situation de la Cour itinérante au Nunavik, published in 2022 by Mtre  Jean-Claude Latraverse, and their circulation align with the Barreau du Québec’s action plan to fostering justice in the North. By working closely with justice organizations and local communities, the Barreau du Québec endeavours to underscore its commitment to providing enhanced means to effectively uphold its mission of protecting the public in Inuit and First Nations communities.

Presented by Mtre  Fanny Wylde, native of Pikogan in Abitibi and first female lawyer in the history of the Algonquin Nation, they are available in three languages: Inuktitut, French and English. They can be found on the Barreau du Québec’s website and have been shared on the Order’s social platforms.

Barreau du Québec

The Barreau du Québec is the professional order governing the practice of nearly 30,000  lawyers in all areas of the law. Its mission is to ensure the protection of the public, contribute to accessible and quality justice, and defend the rule of law. Its positions are adopted by its elected bodies following the analyses and recommendations of its advisory committees and expert panels.


Martine Meilleur, conseillère en relations publiques
Service des communications
Barreau du Québec
514 954-3489