Since the beginning, Zalman has been hard at work, representing clients facing criminal charges, especially: professionals, students, Canadian residents with precarious immigration statuses, individuals belonging to professional orders, and first time offenders who have never been criminally charged before. Zalman is particularly adept at helping his clients navigate the daunting and complex criminal justice system, doing everything in his power to help them stay out of prison, avoid criminal records, and get a second lease on life. The main focus of Zalman’s practice is criminal law, and he routinely appears in front of the provincial and municipal courts throughout Quebec, but mainly in Montreal, Longueuil, and Laval.
Zalman understands that in addition to the perils of a conviction, criminal charges are coupled with bail conditions, stigma, and crippling anxiety, and it’s for that reason that he attempts to resolve issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, often looking at all possible options in order to reduce the stress of his clients.
Zalman also represents both landlords and tenants in major housing disputes before the Quebec Rental Board (formerly known as the Régie du Logement). He also helps people contest traffic tickets all over Quebec.