Recent Quebec Bar Exam Questions
The Quebec Bar Exam is quickly approaching and you’re wondering how to do your final prep. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of doing past exams early during your study process as this will help you better understand how the Barreau du Quebec asks questions and will get you into the habit of being on the look-out for the tricks and traps in different questions. Past regular and retake bar exams may be found here (Quebec Bar Past Exams) and past equivalency exams here (Quebec Bar Past Equivalency Exams). All of the past exams are good prep and there is no difference between past regular and retake exams. Nonetheless, the most recent past exam is roughly fifteen years old, so in honour of the fact that this site has received more than 14,000 page views, here is an overview of some of the questions which were asked during the 2017-2018 exam cycle on the different topics:
- Validity of a sublease: Can a landlord oppose a sublease? (Remember that the landlord is deemed to have consented to the sublease if 15 days have passed since the tenant’s notice)
- Notification to the insurer: Does an insured have to notify his insurer of certain changes to his habits for life insurance? (Remember that there is a particular legal framework for life insurance as compared to other types of insurance.)
- Liable parties: Who can be sued?
- Dividend calculations: Calculate dividends for different classes of shares. (Remember that fixed dividends are presumed to be cumulative even if not explicitly described as such)
- Required consent and approval: Determine who must vote to modify the share structure of a given class of shares.
- Required documents for amalgamations: Which documents must be submitted to the Quebec Business Registrar during an amalgamation?
- Notice for meetings: Which shareholders must be notified of a special shareholders’ meeting and find the errors in a notice for a special shareholders’ assembly.
- Child support payment calculation: Calculate the amount of child support which should be paid. (Remember the de minimis exception for small costs)
- Compensatory payment: Would a Court award a compensatory payment to compensate a spouse in a given situation?
- Family patrimony: To which spouse does certain furniture belong?
- Parties to an administrative action: What are the parties to a particular administrative action and what are their respective titles?
- Evidence: Is certain evidence admissible for an administrative action?
- Delay for accreditation notice: How long must an accreditation notice remain up for? (Remember that weekends are not counted in delays ten days or less)
- Appropriate tribunal: Who is the appropriate arbitrator/tribunal for a complaint from an employee?
Priorities and Hypothecs:
- Ranking of claims: How do several claims rank? (Remember that a garage owner may only have a prior claim if the underlying obligation is valid)
- Guarantor of a hypothec: What happens if a person default on a hypothec and the hypothec is guaranteed by a third party? (Remember that the rules of suretyship apply)
- Arrest warrant: What provisions determine whether an arrest warrant may be granted? (Remember that there is a special arrest warrant for an arrest in a residence)
- Arresting officer’s responsibility: Does the arresting officer have the obligation or the discretion to arrest an individual?
- Release: Does the arresting officer have the obligation or the discretion to release an individual?
- Evidence type: What type of evidence is a particular document?
- Value of evidence: How should a judge treat a particular type of evidence?
- Objections: Can an objection be raised to some evidence being submitted?
Law of Persons:
- Temporary guardianship: Must a temporary guardian wait for the permission from the child’s parents in order to consent for the child?
(Quelques questions pour chacune des matières de l’examen du Barreau du Québec provenant du cycle 2017-2018 afin de vous aider dans votre préparation.)