Association des juristes de l'État decries certain Quebec government
agencies' illicit practice of the legal profession

QUEBEC CITY, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Fourteen new complaints regarding illicit practice of the legal and notary professions within the six agencies listed below were submitted to the Québec Bar and the Chambre des notaires by the Association des juristes de l'État (AJE):

    
    - The Commission des partenaires du marché du travail
    - The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
    - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec
    - The Régie des rentes du Québec
    - The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, and
    - Services Québec
    

The AJE has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that at least 14 employees of six Quebec government agencies - none of whom have membership in either of the above-named professional bodies - might be providing legal advice and participating in legal consultations.

These new complaints are in addition to 63 others, made over the past few weeks, that pertain to the illegal practice of these professions within Quebec government departments.

The above cases have also been brought to the attention of Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for legislation governing professions.

The AJE is asking the relevant authorities to take all necessary steps to ensure the protection of the general public.

SOURCE Association des juristes de l'État (AJE)

For further information: For further information: Marc Lajoie, Attorney and AJE president, (418) 651-4888, (418) 570-6178

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