The Research Department is made up of legal specialists and researchists located at two points of service – one in Montréal and the other one in Québec City. All the Court judges may seek assistance from either of these points of service.
The Research Department’s role is to conduct research for the cases to which the judges are referred and also to develop thematic files, to collaborate on specific research related to judges’ training and development, to provide research support for the activities within the Office of the Chief Judge and to manage the Court’s libraries. To do so, the various members of the team have expertise in vast fields of law.
The requests that the Research Department receives from the judges may generally require substantial research covering analysis and legal opinion, or may take the form of a documentation searches – into the laws, regulations, orders, judgements or legal doctrine, for example.