SOQUIJ: An Overview

SOQUIJ publishes decisions from the judicial and administrative tribunals of Québec. Its high value-added products are marketed in user-friendly electronic formats (online case law databases,  e-newletters, RSS feed, etc.) to the legal, business and labour communities.

To promote greater accessibility to the justice system, we also offer free public access to all of the judgments rendered in Quebec through our Trouver une décision section. Looking for a court decision in English?

SOQUIJ's mission

We analyze, organize, enrich and publish the law in Quebec. Our added value supports professionals in their search for solutions and the public in its understanding of the law.

We are SOQUIJ.

Founded in 1976 by an act of the Quebec National Assembly, SOQUIJ operates under the authority of the Quebec Minister of Justice and is self-funded by the sale of its products and services.

Products

Intelligent, easy, quick and economical – Recherche juridique provides access to all the legal information you need. The service contains over 1 million documents in the form of summaries and full texts. It also contains over 25,000 commentary records, with and without full texts and soon will be supplemented with nearly 900 statutes and 3,000 regulations. Every week, hundreds of documents covering every area of the law and all jurisdictions are added to the database.

The Recherche juridique advantage: Sélection SOQUIJ. These decisions are selected by SOQUIJ’s legal consultants through a rigorous process based on five criteria. They are then summarized, indexed and classified to make it easier for our users to find relevant decisions.

Recherche juridique and its reliable, user-friendly search engine can be accessed 24 hours a day. Using the filters, do a simple search and see the results on the same page.

Important: Although some full-text decisions referred to in our products are available in English, the summaries and search tools (indexes, tables, user interface, etc.) are in French.

Enjoy a free trial (in French)

With Les Plumitifs, use your own computer for direct online access to civil, criminal and penal judicial records from Quebec courthouses and municipal courts. The service, which is updated daily, lets you search for criminal records, disputes, or prosecutions involving an individual or a business. It is a one-of-a-kind, centralized service available through the SOQUIJ Portal. We provide the quick and easy access, and you review the results.

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Important: Although some full-text decisions referred to in our products are available in English, the summaries and search tools (indexes, tables, user interface, etc.) are in French.

Two newsletters, L’Express and L’Express Travail, keep you current on Quebec law by providing daily updates on recent developments in case law, legislation and commentary.

Receive daily or weekly updates by e-mail or RSS feed, follow the links to read summaries drafted by legal experts and full-text judgments, and so much more.

Enjoy a free 30 days trial (in French)