10.1. All members of the Bar except solicitors and retired advocates are eligible for the offices of Bâtonnier of the Province of Québec and of vice-president of the Bar.
A candidate for the office of Bâtonnier of the Province of Québec must have been a member of the board of directors of the Bar for at least one year. In addition, the candidate must not have held employment with the Bar during the three years preceding nomination for the office nor be the Bâtonnier of a section of the Bar or a director on the council of a section of the Bar.
A candidate for the office of director cannot be a member of the board of directors of a lawyers’ organization, a professional association in the legal field or an organization affiliated with the Bar.