The President is the Order’s leading authority and head of governance. The President’s role is performed on an exclusive and full-time basis. The President represents the Order and serves as the spokesperson both of the Board of Directors and the Order.
The President chairs the meetings of the Board of Directors and leads discussions at general meetings of members. The President also coordinates the work of the Board of Directors and ensures that its members comply with the standards of ethics and professional conduct determined by regulation of the Office des professions, as well as those set out in the Chambre des notaires’ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
The President has a right of general oversight over the affairs of the Board of Directors.
Finally, the President attends presidential mediation sessions with notaries when a dispute arises between colleagues on a subject related to the practice of the profession.
President of the Order
Me Hélène Potvin
“ As President of the Chambre des notaires du Québec, I am excited to be part of the continuous improvement of the notarial practice, especially under the exceptional circumstances that we are living in. The current situation pushes us to see things from different perspectives, to be agile and creative, while maintaining a strong sense of responsibility.
Notaries are local legal experts practising throughout the province, providing first-rate legal support and advice to Quebecers, and helping them carry out transactions securely. This is what I committed to since the start of my practice in 1993, in serving both individuals and businesses.
I believe it is important to bolster public knowledge of the notary’s role so that people can make informed decisions, and be supported at every step of their lives by an impartial and competent professional. As such, the Chambre des notaires oversees the notarial practice by offering a professional development program, carrying out professional inspections and through other means.
I would direct you to visit the Chambre des notraires website, which is full of interesting information. Please feel free to contact us, our teams are there to answer your questions and help you in all matters within their purview”, underlines Me Potvin.