The judicial districts of Abitibi, Rouyn-Noranda and Témiscamingue come within the coordination region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The coordinating judge is Madam Lucille Chabot, and her office is located in the Amos courthouse.
There are 10 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 two presiding justices on the peace in the Court of Québec.
The judges preside at the following courthouses:
AT THE AMOS COURTHOUSE:
Lucille Chabot, Coordinating Judge;
Thierry Roland Potvin.
AT THE ROUYN-NORANDA COURT HOUSE:
Marc E. Grimard;
Claude Boulianne, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
AT THE VAL-D'OR COURTHOUSE:
Jacques Barbès, Presiding Justice of the Peace.
A number of locations are also served by the circuit court, i.e. judges of the Court of Québec travel to them to hear 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 sites, ask at the court office concerned:
At the Court office of Amos:
Senneterre (in criminal and penal matters, and small claims).
At the Court office of Circuit court, located at Amos courthouse: