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 Élaine Bolduc, and her office is located in the Saint-Jérôme courthouse. The Criminal and Penal Division associate coordinating judge is Mr. Michel Bellehumeur, and his office is also located in the Saint-Jérôme courthouse. The Civil Division associate coordinating judge is Mr. Benoit Sabourin, and his office is located in the Laval courthouse.
There are 44 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 five presiding justices of the peace in the Court of Québec.
The judges preside at the following courthouses:
AT THE JOLIETTE COURTHOUSE:
Denis Le Reste;
Louis-Philippe Laplante, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE LAVAL COURTHOUSE:
Claudie Bélanger (Associate Chief Judge responsible for Municipal Courts);
Benoit Sabourin, Civil Division Associate Coordinating Judge.
Gaby Dumas, Presiding Justice of the Peace;
Caroline Roy, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE SAINT-JÉRÔME COURTHOUSE:
Pierre E. Audet;
Michel Bellehumeur, Criminal and Penal Division Associate Coordinating Judge;
Élaine Bolduc, Coordinating Judge;
Jean-Georges Laliberté, Presiding Justice of the Peace
Lucie Marier, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE MONT-LAURIER COURTHOUSE:
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: