Conseil de la magistrature du Québec
Conseil de la magistrature du Québec

About The Conseil

Overview and Responsibilities

This section provides an overview of the Conseil de la magistrature du Québec. You'll learn more about who sits on the Conseil and its role.


The Conseil de la magistrature du Québec (the Conseil) was created in 1978. Its main responsibilities are to supervise the conduct of judges and organize training programs for them.

The Conseil is only responsible for judges appointed by the government of Québec. There are roughly 400 of these judges. They sit on the Court of Québec, the Professions Tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal and municipal courts. They also include presiding justices of the peace.

There are 16 members on the Conseil: 11 judges, one justice on the peace, two lawyers and two members chosen from the general public. The head office of the Conseil is in Québec City, but it also has an office in Montreal.


The Conseil provides training for judges and makes sure they respect certain standards of conduct. This part of the Conseil's mandate includes:

Improving the justice system as a whole is also part of the Conseil's responsibilities. Its work in this area includes:

Other duties are administrative in nature:

Every year, the Conseil publishes a detailed report about its activities.