13. The sittings of the courts are public wherever they may be held, but the court may order that they be held in camera in the interests of good morals or public order.
However, in family cases, sittings in first instance are held in camera unless the court orders a public sitting if, on the motion of any person, it deems it expedient in the interests of justice.
The rules of practice may determine the conditions and modalities relating to sittings in camera in respect of advocates and articled students within the meaning of the Act respecting the Barreau du Québec (chapter B-1).
1965 (1st sess.), c. 80, a. 13; 1975, c. 83, s. 2; 1982, c. 17, s. 2; 1984, c. 26, s. 1.