118. After consulting the Barreau du Québec, the Government shall draw up a list of advocates with at least ten years’ practice who could act as substitute chairs; the Government shall fix the duration of their terms, which must be at least three years. The chairs of the disciplinary councils are automatically placed on the list.
The second paragraph of section 117 applies in the choice of the persons whose names may appear on the list.
The Government shall designate a replacement chair from among the persons who can act as substitute chairs but are not chairs of a council.
The replacement chair shall exercise the functions of a disciplinary council chair if the latter is unable to act. The replacement chair shall enter into office as soon as the Office notes the inability to act and shall remain in office until the Office notes the end of the inability to act or the Government designates a new chair.
The replacement chair shall also exercise the powers provided for in the third paragraph of section 118.3.
1973, c. 43, s. 116; 1994, c. 40, s. 105; 2008, c. 11, s. 82, s. 213; 2009, c. 35, s. 9.