Criminal and Penal Division Associate Coordinating Judge
Associate Coordinating Judge
||The judicial districts of Joliette, Labelle, Laval and Terrebonne come within the coordination region of Laval–Laurentides– Lanaudière–Labelle. The coordinating judge is Madam Michèle Toupin, and her office is located in the St-Jérôme courthouse. The Criminal and Penal Division associate coordinating judge is Mr. François Landry, and his office is located in the Joliette courthouse. The Civil Division associate coordinating judge is Mr. Jean-Pierre Archambault, and his office is located in the Laval courthouse.
There are 36 Court of Québec judges in the region who are called upon to sit in each of the courthouses and points of service. All the judges have jurisdiction in civil, criminal and penal matters as well as in youth matters.
In addition, there are four presiding justices of the peace in the Court of Québec.
The judges preside at the following courthouses:
AT THE JOLIETTE COURTHOUSE:
François Landry, Criminal and Penal Division Associate Coordinating Judge;
Denis Le Reste;
Danielle Michaud, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE LAVAL COURTHOUSE:
Jean-Pierre Archambault, Civil Division Associate Coordinating Judge;
Gaby Dumas, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE SAINT-JÉRÔME COURTHOUSE:
Jean R. Beaulieu;
Jean La Rue;
Michèle Toupin, Coordinating Judge;
Nathalie DuPerron Roy, Presiding Justice of the Peace;
Jean-Georges Laliberté, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
Three locations are also served by the circuit court, i.e. judges of the Court of Québec travel to it to hear small claims cases, according to a pre-established judicial schedule. The purpose of that practice is to make justice as accessible as possible.
To find out the services offered and the judicial schedules of the circuit court service site, ask at the court office concerned: