The 38th edition of the Young Bar of Montreal (YBM) Legal Helpline will be held on April 23 and 24.
Quebecers can call in to receive free legal advice from volunteer lawyers and notaries.
Although the initiative was created by the YBM over 30 years ago, the free service has also managed to stay in operation and maintain its quality thanks to a longtime partnership with the Barreau du Québec and the CAIJ, according to YBM President Mathieu Jacques.
“The aim of the helpline is to increase access to justice for citizens of the province of Quebec by offering free legal information through volunteer lawyers. We give free information on their rights and recources and this way it contributes to collective well-being,” he said.
Quebecers will be able to contact the legal helpline between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and young lawyers and notaries will field legal inquiries ranging from family law to contract issues to rental board disputes. Jacques told The Record they receive about 2,000 phone calls every edition.
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