Notre adresse

1121, 6th street Val-d'Or (Quebec) J9P 3W8


Cliche Avocats


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The firm


In 1941, Mr. Lucien Cliche, a young -lawyer having just completed his studies, came to establish his practice of law in Val-d’Or in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Coming from Vallée-Jonction in Beauce, he arrives in Val-d’Or, and founded in September 1941, what will become the most perennial and renowned law firm throughout the region. The economy of Quebec at the time, and particularly that of the Beauce region, is at a critical level. On the other hand, the economy of Val-d’Or, Malartic, Cadillac and Rouyn-Noranda is flourishing, mainly due to the mining effervescence, supported by the high value of the gold price. Some 12 years later, in 1953, his brother Vital, also lawyer, joins Lucien and they then both found the law firm of Cliche & Cliche. They are completely rooted in Val-d’Or by establishing their respective families, most of their children  also becoming lawyers : Normand, Georges, Nicole, Lucien Jr. and Pierre. Me Nicole Cliche became the first woman member of the Quebec Bar to practice law in Abitibi-Témiscaminguein 1974. Several dozens of lawyers and 75 years later, the firm  founded by the Cliche family, is now currently pursuing its activities under the name of Cliche Avocats.

The name “Cliche”, in addition to being connected to the practice of law, is also associated with several other areas:

  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Lands and Forests in the 1960’s;
  • Judge in Superior Court and Court of Québec;
  • a municipal park in the city of Val-d’Or;
  • a street in the city of Val-d’Or ;
  • a foundation for studies assistance (Fondation Lucien Cliche);
  • higher education center in the city of Val-d’Or (Centre d’études supérieures Lucien Clche);

Cliche Avocats currently employs around 20 persons with 10 lawyers of which 9 originates from the region, and 1 who came to settle and take root to have his family therein. In addition to the professionalism, the expertise and the availability of its members, our team stands at two (2) levels:


The humanitarian values that govern our relationships at work, undoubtedly coming from the family spirit settled from the outset and still inspire us today.


Our confidence in our local and regional economy allows us to believe that our businesses can continue to grow with local interests that remain here.

« Our firm turns to the future because we sincerely believe in maintaining the economic development of our region. »