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Report the illegal exercise of the profession

The primary mission of professional orders is to protect the public. This mission materializes through the power to file criminal charges to stop the illegal practice of the profession by someone who is not a member of the Order.

For example, there is “illegal practice” when:

  • any person who is not a notary or a lawyer gives legal advice
  • any person not a member in good standing of the Order represents himself or herself as a notary
  • any person acts in such a manner as to imply that he or she is authorized to execute notarized deeds
  • any person uses the designations “Maître,” “Me” or “notary” despite not being on the Roll of the Ordre des notaires (subject to the rights conferred on advocates by the Act respecting the Barreau du Québec).

Do you believe you have witnessed a case of illegal practice of the notary profession? Please let us know!

Office of the Syndic
2045, Stanley Street
Suite 101
Montreal Qc  H3A 2V4

Telephone: 514-879-1793/1-800-263-1793, ext. 5913
Fax: 514-879-1923
Email: exerciceillegal@cnq.org

When the conditions stipulated in sections 31 to 33 of the Notary Act occur, the Order seeks recourse with the courts to have this penal infraction recognized. The person is then liable to the fines prescribed in section 188 of the Professional Code.