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The Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN) Provides Free Legal Advice to Residents of LNS

Updated: Apr 17, 2023




LOCAL NEWS - JULY 22, 2020 - FREE LEGAL INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE NORTH SHORE TERRITORY


CFBS was speaking with Angela Morency, a member of the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN), an organization that offers free legal information to the residents of the North Shore territory. Angela shared information with us today on the topic of divorce and what the legalities are of obtaining a divorce in the province of Quebec. Some of the information we covered in the interview was:


  • How long does a divorce take?

  • Do I need a lawyer?

  • Do spouses need to go to court to get a divorce?

  • Do the spouses need to be separated before filing for a divorce?

  • What does "living apart for a year mean"?

  • Will the judge be more severe on a spouse who had cheated?

  • When there is a divorce, how do the spouses divide their property - is it really 1/2 each?

HISTORY OF THE CJPCN:


Founded in September 2017, the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN) was inaugurated in July 2018. The CJPCN is fully subsidized by the Access Justice Fund of the Quebec Ministry of Justice.


The CJPCN offers free legal information, support and guidance to various resources to all North Shore citizens.


LEGAL INFORMATION: Provide information on rights and obligations in order to understand the various legal realities of daily life in order to react to them in an informed manner, whether through the judicial system or methods of preventing and resolving disputes.


SUPPORT: Support by accompanying citizens in establishing their legal needs and by presenting possible options to meet them. Free legal information sessions are also offered.


ORIENTATION: Orient towards different legal, community or other resources.


Its board of directors is made up of permanent members and citizen members from the judicial districts of Baie-Comeau and Mingan.


On a vast territory like ours, accessibility to quality legal information is an essential asset and this translates, as our name so clearly indicates, in local justice, close to the people of our region and which will stick to regional realities such as geography and the presence of several Aboriginal communities.





For more information, you can visit the website of the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN) at : https://www.justicedeproximite.qc.ca/





Abbygail Wellman

​CFBS Journalist

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