Environmental Scan: Access to Justice in Both Official Languages

Appendix 1

STATUS REPORT ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN BOTH OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING MEMBERS: BARREAU DU QUÉBEC

Many of the sections or questions only apply to people having identified themselves as lawyers (working in private practice). If you are not part of this category, please abstain from responding to these questions.

If you are unable to answer the questions precisely, especially those with ratios (%), please give your best approximation.

PART 1: Identification of respondent
PART 2: Characteristics of individuals requesting legal services in English

What is the proportion of clients requesting legal services in English who are:

What is the proportion of clients requesting legal services in English who have an annual family income of:

What is the proportion of clients requesting legal services in English who:

PART 3 : Impacts of proceeding before the court in the English language?

In your opinion, do the following factors influence the decision to proceed or not before the court in English?

PART 4: Obstacles (criminal law - section 530 of the Criminal Code)

(Answer the following questions only if you practice in the field of criminal law)

Section 530 of the Criminal Code of Canada provides that an accused has the right to be tried before a judge or judge and jury who speak the official language that is the language of the accused or who speak both official languages of Canada, provided the accused makes application within the prescribed times (See 1977-78, c. 36. s.1; R.S.C. 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 94, 203 ).

Section 530.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada specifies the rights and obligations relating to the choice made by the accused (See R.S.C. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 94).

In the judicial district in which you normally practice:

PART 5: Obstacles (bankruptcy law)

(Only answer this part if you practice in bankruptcy law)

In the judicial district in which you normally practice:

PART 6: Obstacles (Divorce law or alimony)

(Only answer the questions if you practice Family Law related to Divorce or Alimony)

In the judicial district in which you normally practice:

PART 7: The judicial system in your province
PART 8: Suggestions and improvements

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