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Types of Law


Are you facing a legal issue or dispute? Not sure what type of lawyer you need?

Here is a list of the main types of law and some of the key issues involved from commercial law to family law.

Notaries in Quebec


Unique within Canada, the role of notaries is Quebec is stipulated in Quebec’s civil law model. A notary is a legal profession specifically authorized to confer authenticity to acts and contracts which he/she has drawn up in due form of law, and to advise persons who seek his/her professional advice. 

How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?


Will hiring a lawyer cost an arm and a leg? It depends on what you’re hiring them to do and how long it will take. The rate can be anywhere from $50 to $1,000 per hour. Some lawyers may charge a flat fee or contingency rate as well.

Driving Tickets


Driving tickets can often cost more than simply the fine attached to the ticket itself. Demerit points are added to your license, which can lead to suspension of your license. Your insurance rates can also go up considerably. In extreme cases of excessive speed, or dangerous driving, your license can be instantly suspended.

Legal Aid


Legal Aid is available in every province and territory in Canada.

It offers support to low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families in legal trouble. Legal Aid clients are issued certificates that can be used to obtain services from affiliated local lawyers.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer


You’ve narrowed the search down and are ready to choose an attorney who will work with you to resolve your legal matters. Here are the top 10 questions you should be asking in your initial meeting, covering education and experience, expected outcome, the timeline, how much you should be involved and their rates.

How To Recognize a Great Lawyer


It’s easy to recognize a great lawyer if you know what questions to ask and what to look for.

First off, get recommendations and make sure they’re active members of the provincial bar association. You should also ask questions—and get full answers—on their experience, approach, the client’s involvement and their fees.

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