The Prescott and Russell Law Association (PRLA) is a non-profit organization, first incorporated on June 18, 1926. The principal objective is to represent member lawyers who are providing legal services in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, Ontario. The Association office is located in L’Orignal, Ontario within the longest serving courthouse in Ontario (c.1825). The Association currently has 61 members. We are the only judicial jurisdiction in Ontario where lawyers serve in both of Canada’s official languages.
As a courthouse library, the PRLA Library at 1027 Queen Street, L’Orignal provides onsite access to online research tools, at no cost and no password required: WestLaw Crim. Fam. Est. LexisNexis Advance QL, Practical Guidance vLex Irwin. Plus traditional reference shelves and a work area: 3 desktops, printer/copiers, fax.
Our Association is a member of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations. The PRLA Executive takes part in the FOLA plenary.
PRLA Executive 2023
President: Judith Charest (Charest Law Office)
Vice-President: Mélanie Lord (Lafleur & Associates)
Treasurer: Yves Jubinville (Jubinville Law Office)
Secretary: Annie Provost (Annie Provost Professional Corporation)
Library Advisor: Alexandra Nantel-Soucy (Robert E. Tolhurst Law Office)
Director: Raphael Feldstein (Crown Attorney’s Office of Prescott and Russell)
Past President: Marc Gauthier (Cabinet juridique Marc Gauthier Professional Corporation)