Members and Privileges

Count on CAIJ to be your ideal work partner. The privileges associated with membership in CAIJ include tools and expertise supporting the legal practice. Created out of a desire of the Bar of Montreal, Barreau du Québec and the Association des avocats de province to monitor the evolution of the legal profession and democratize justice by improving access to legal knowledge, CAIJ negotiates on behalf of its members to acquire the best content and select the best technological resources.


Who are CAIJ members?

You are a member of CAIJ if :

  • you are a member of the Barreau du Québec
  • you are a judge appointed to the Quebec judiciary
  • you are member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec, candidates to the notarial profession or master’s students in notarial law
  • you are a student of the École du Barreau in Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke or Gatineau
  • you are a member of an association or a partner that concluded an agreement with CAIJ.

Our founding members will always have priority

The founding members will always have priority. As the founders of CAIJ, the members of the Barreau du Québec occupy a special place. Since CAIJ’s creation in 2001, they have helped it achieve its mission of making legal information accessible and ensuring that access is consistent regardless of geographic location or work environment.

Guarantees can be issued to members’ employees

A member of the judiciary, the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec can only endorse you if you work directly for him or her in a law firm or department. To do so, the CAIJ member must complete a bonding form to allow you access to all CAIJ services in the performance of your duties. The member who endorses you is fully responsible for your transactions and dealings. If charges are made to your account and are not paid, the CAIJ reserves the right to suspend your account and that of your guarantor. Note that a bond cannot be issued to a member of a professional order.

The general public is invited to consult Éducaloi

CAIJ is an organization that focuses exclusively on the needs of legal professionals. If you are looking for information on your individual rights and obligations, you are invited to consult the Éducaloi website, where legal information and current legal events are detailed in plain language for educational purposes.

What are the exclusive services for CAIJ members?

Save time with the CAIJ card. As a member, you automatically receive a personal card with a unique number, which guarantees you mobility and security throughout the network, online and offline. Your files are handled in complete confidentiality wherever you may be.

The CAIJ card is your access key to :

  • 43 co-working libraries
  • 25 lawyers’ cloakrooms
  • cutting-edge reprographic equipment
  • self-serve loan stations
  • and the Mon CAIJ online working environment

Access the best legal content and analyses in any location and on all platforms. Through the strength of its network, CAIJ, a legal information broker with over 30,000 members, is able to anticipate your needs wherever you may be.

Increase your efficiency using your personalized working environment on CAIJ’s website. Find all the functionalities offered online in the same place, making it easy to monitor your files and back up your research requests and documents.

Work throughout Quebec without concern about the confidentiality of your files. Established in over 75% of the province’s courthouses and justice service points, CAIJ’s 43 co-working libraries are an extension of your office wherever you may be.

Take advantage of research support, online and in-person training, remote access with authentication to multiple databases, and delivery of multiple reference books to your home and office. 

Who can benefit from the exclusive services?

Access to all CAIJ services is restricted to CAIJ members and support staff with guarantee. CAIJ exists first and foremost to enable all members of the legal community to support their clients and to contribute to the academic success of law students.