In Quebec, a notary acts in all areas of the law except litigation, but the conveyancing of real estate constitutes over half of the work. Those interested in this field follow the law school curriculum for three years, then take an additional year of specialization in notarial studies. After graduation, candidates must article with a notarial office for 32 weeks (8 months) in order to be admitted to the profession and become a member in the Chambre des notaires du Québec.