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Press Releases 2019

2019 Robert-Sauvé Award
Montreal, November 8, 2019 - On November 7, 2019, Me Yvan Niquette, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, proudly presented the 2019 Robert-Sauvé Awards in Montreal. The awards were created in order to recognize the exceptional contribution of individuals to promoting more
Montréal, 24 septembre 2019 – Me Yvan Niquette, président de la Commission des services juridiques annonce que son rapport de gestion 2018-2019 a été déposé le 19 septembre dernier à l’Assemblée nationale.

À cette occasion, Me Niquette a affirmé : « Ce rappor
Announcement of Justice, and the Chairman of the CSJ
Montreal, May 31, 2019 – As of today, the legal aid eligibility thresholds increased by 4.17%, which is equal to the percentage by which the minimum wage increased on May 1, 2019. 

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Sonia LeBel, and the Chairman
Conformément à la Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics, la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ) a adopté une procédure portant sur la réception et l’examen des plaintes en matière de contrats publics. 

Cette procédure peut être consultée sur le site Web de la CSJ à
Lancement d'un Guide pour les avocats de pratique privée acceptant des mandats
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2019 Robert-Sauvé Award - Announcement of the Nomination Period
Montreal, April 12, 2019. – Me Yvan Niquette, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques du Québec, is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2019 Robert-Sauvé Award. “I invite all individuals and organizations to highlight the ongoing commitment of an individual who works or has worked to meet the needs of people affected by poverty and ensure they are able to assert their rights,”stated Me Niquette.

The Robert-Sauvé Award honours the exceptional contribution of two individuals who have worked to promote the rights of the less fortunate. One prize is awarded to someone working within the Québec legal aid network (network category) and another to someone working outside the legal aid network (general public category). The contributions of nominees must span several years and their activities must have taken place in Québec. The prize will be awarded in the fall of 2019. 

The Robert-Sauvé Award, an honorary distinction, 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. Robert Sauvé was convinced that the creation of a legal aid system was essential to ensuring access to justice for all Québecers. Winners of the award therefore have the privilege of being associated with one of the most ardent defenders of the rights of the less fortunate.

Submitting a NominationAny person or organization wishing to submit one or more nominees for consideration must send a complete nomination file that includes a nomination form, an introductory letter, two letters of support as well as a description of the nominee’s career and exceptional acts. Nomination forms are available on-line at www.csj.qc.ca and in community legal centres in each region. Complete nomination files must be sent before June 1, 2019 to the following address:

Robert-Sauvé Award Committee
Commission des services juridiques
2, Complexe Desjardins, East Tower, #1404 
P.O. Box 123, Station Desjardins
Montreal, Quebec, H5B 1B3

About the Commission des services juridiquesThe Commission des services juridiques is the agency charged with applying the Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services in Québec. Legal aid may be granted to anyone who is financially eligible, in order to cover various legal services involving civil, family, administrative, criminal, health, immigration or youth law matters. It is also the agency charged with offering the Homologation Assistance Service (HAS) and the Service administratif de rajustement des pensions alimentaires pour enfants (SARPA), a child support recalculation service.

For more information, please visit the Web site of the Commission des services juridiques at: http://www.csj.qc.ca/.


Source: Me Richard La Charité, rlacharite@csj.qc.caDirector, Communications Department(514) 873-3562, extension 232

Entente importante avec Éducaloi
Montréal, le 25 février 2019 – Dans le cadre de ses activités de communication claire et efficace du droit, Éducaloi a conclu un partenariat important avec la Commission des services juridiques (CSJ), responsable de l’administration du programme québécois d’aide juridique. À cet effet, É more
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