The role of lawyers

The role of lawyers is to guide their clients through the judicial system. They may help them reach a settlement in a case, in full respect of the laws in effect.

A multi-faceted profession

All lawyers must be "called to the Bar" and be members in good standing of their professional corporation. However, lawyers can practice their profession in a variety of ways. Some act as advisors in legal disputes, incorporations or other matters. Others choose to focus on defending their clients' interests in court. Their task will be to present the facts to the judge, taking into account the laws, judicial procedures and evidence gathered.

Why consult a lawyer?

If you have a dispute with another person, a lawyer can inform you about the legal implications and any possible repercussions, depending on the laws. Following their advice, you will be able to determine the validity of your case and make corrections if necessary.

If the dispute is not settled and goes to court, your lawyer can represent you in court. This is not mandatory, as anyone can represent themselves before the judge. However, the advice of a lawyer could be of great benefit to anyone who wants to present their case in the most effective way and have the best chance of winning.