Free legal consultations coming to Complexe Desjardins

Are you looking for legal advice but aren't sure where to turn? The 21st edition of the VISEZ DROIT salon wants to help.

From Monday to Thursday 100 volunteer lawyers with varied expertise will be taking part in a free legal consultation event at the Grande-Place at the Montreal Complexe Desjardins.

Visitors will be able to meet with lawyers and representatives with the Quebec rental board, the Régie du logement and Éducaloi, a non-profit group whose mission is to inform Quebecers of their legal rights and responsibilities in everyday language.

Lawyer Horia Bundaru, an acting spokesperson for VISEZ DROIT, said the idea behind the event is to help people understand their rights.

"The goal will be to democratize justice," he told the Canadian Press. "Citizens do not know their rights well, do not always know who to talk to and how to make them work, and the salon will provide the public with a foot in the door to justice."

The event is presented by the Bar of Montreal and will also feature several staged activities including simulated trials, oratorical debates and interactive games.