117. The disciplinary council shall consist of at least three members, including a chair who shall be appointed by the Government, after consultation with the Barreau du Québec, from among the advocates who have at least 10 years’ practice; the Government shall fix the duration of the chair’s term, which must be at least three years. At least two other members shall be designated by the board of directors of the order from among the members of the order; the board of directors shall fix the duration of their terms, which must be at least three years.
In choosing the chair, the Government may consider to be years of practice the years during which a person acquired pertinent legal experience after obtaining a permit to practise the profession of advocate, a diploma of admission to the Barreau du Québec or a certificate of competence to practise the profession of advocate.
Whenever possible, the person appointed by the Government as the chair of a council shall also be appointed as the chair of the disciplinary council of other orders.
1973, c. 43, s. 115; 1977, c. 5, s. 229; 1994, c. 40, s. 104; 2008, c. 11, s. 1, s. 81, s. 213.