Who we are
Developed by Pro Bono Quebec, the Boussole Juridique («legal compass») is a search tool for free or low-cost legal resources available in Quebec.
When faced with a legal issue, a citizen who cannot afford the services of a lawyer can turn to community and government provided legal resources to find either information, support or legal guidance.
Of course, to avail themselves of those services, the citizen must first know they exist.
Until now, there was no inventory of these free or low-cost resources. Pro Bono Quebec came up with the idea of creating this accessible and user-friendly search engine that would allow both citizens and the organizations who work to help them to better orient themselves in terms of legal services.
The development of the Boussole Juridique was made possible thanks to the financial contribution of the Ministère de la Justice du Québec.