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Press Releases 2009

Montreal, December 29, 2009.  - The 2010 increase will bring the legal aid eligibility threshold up by 44.8% as compared with 2005 for single individuals who, it bears reminding, represent 73% of the legal aid clientele. In 2005, such individuals were limited to a maximum annual income o more
Montréal, November 10, 2009. - On November 5, 2009, in Longueuil, Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, proudly handed out the 2009 Robert-Sauvé Awards. The winner in the General Public award is Father Yves Marcil, co-founder of the Centre Roland-Bertrand. The winner in the Network award was conferred upon Me Lise Malouin, a lawyer in the downtown Québec City legal aid bureau. 

Father Yves Marcil 
From the time of his ordainment in 1969, Father Marcil immediately had to contend with the issue of poverty and its related problems. He became a worker priest in 1978, involving himself in a variety of community projects. He established some twenty groups and service organizations, including Tel-Accueil, Auto-Psy Mauricie, a group that defends the rights of mental health patients, Hébergement Le Hamac, a homeless shelter, La Pommade, a homework and tutoring assistance service, and Partage Centre Mauricie, a food bank. He also founded the Centre Roland-Bertrand, an organization that offers a range of services to those living with poverty. Father Marcil firmly believes that every person has a place in our society and can make a contribution to the community as a full citizen. He continues to strive towards a future of hope and justice. 

Me Lise Malouin 
Driven by compassion and a desire to practise a more human side of the law, Me Malouin decided, while doing her training period within the legal aid network, to devote her career to those less fortunate in our society. She took a keen interest in psychosocial appraisals, social integration, the mental health of certain accused persons and the use of a friendly approach towards witnesses. Moreover, Me Malouin participated actively within her professional corporation, becoming president of the Québec City Bar in 2002. She submitted several suggestions intended to improve access to justice. Since 2006, Me Malouin has been president of La Maison de la famille, an organization to which she devotes her time wholeheartedly. Over the course of her career, Me Malouin has received the YWCA Québec’s Woman of Distinction Award, Business and Professions category, as well as the Mérite Christine-Tourigny Award conferred by the Québec Bar. 

The Robert-Sauvé Award 
The Commission des services juridiques created the Robert-Sauvé Award in order to recognize the exceptional contribution of individuals to promoting the rights of the less fortunate. These individuals come from within the legal aid network (network award) or from outside the legal aid network (general public award). The prize is named after the founding chairman of legal aid in Québec, the Honourable Robert Sauvé, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques from 1972 to 1977. 

About the Commission des services juridiques 
The Commission des services juridiques is the agency charged with applying the Legal Aid Act in Québec. Legal aid may be granted to anyone who is financially eligible, in order to cover various legal services involving civil, family, administrative or criminal matters or matters relating t o youth law.


Source : 
Marie-Noëlle Trottier, 
agente d’information 
514 873-3562
Montréal, le 6 juillet 2009 - Le 23 juin dernier, le Conseil des ministres a procédé à la nomination de Me Denis Roy en tant que membre et président de la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ) pour un second mandat de trois ans.

 Au moment de sa nomination, Me R
Montréal, 6 avril 2009. - Me Denis Roy, président de la Commission des services juridiques du Québec, annonce le début de la période de mise en candidature pour le prix Robert-Sauvé 2009.

Le prix Robert-Sauvé vise à souligner la contribution exceptionnelle de deux indiv
Montréal, April 1, 2009. - Me Denis Roy, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques (CSJ), today launched the information campaign entitled Legal Aid, Ju$tice At the Right Price, aimed at fostering greater awareness about the legal aid system among potentially eligible pers more
Montréal, 27 mars 2009.- La Commission des services juridiques est fière de s’associer au ministère de la Justice à titre de partenaire Bronze de la semaine des Rendez-vous avec la justice qui se déroulera partout au Québec du 30 mars au 4 avril prochain. L’événement a été lancé cet ap more
Un aide-mémoire efficace sur la réalité juridique des conjoints de fait

Montréal, 22 janvier 2009. - Me Denis Roy, président de la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ), rappelle que la CSJ met gratuitement à la disposition de la population un aide-mémoire pratique qui r
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