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How We Can Help

We provide free legal services for low income residents of Lanark County and the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, as well as the Townships of North and Central Frontenac in Frontenac County and the Township of Addington Highlands in the County of Lennox & Addington.

Our services are offered at no cost to clients who qualify financially.

Clinic Services

  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Ontario Works (OW) appeals
  • Canada Pension Plan appeals
  • Housing law for tenants
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation claims
  • Health and Disability, including mental health and disability rights
  • Human Rights
  • Employment and Work, including Employment Insurance appeals and WSIB claims
  • Wills and Power of Attorney
  • Small Claims Court advice

The areas of law practised by the Clinic are determined and reviewed annually by the Clinic’s Board of Directors according to the identified needs of each community served.

If we can’t help you, we will try to refer you to someone who can. For help with other areas of law, see our section on legal information.

Types of Services

Representation

We provide lawyers to represent you before government boards and tribunals in the areas of law practised by The Legal Clinic.

Summary Legal Advice

We give free legal advice on the telephone, by appointment or on a walk-in basis in the areas of law listed above. There are no financial eligibility restrictions when asking for summary advice.

Referrals

We don’t practise in all areas of law. If we are unable to help you, we may be able to refer you to someone who can.

We can’t help you with criminal, family, civil, provincial offences, real estate or immigration law. We do not issue legal aid certificates.

If you need help with a criminal or a family law matter, then please call Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258 Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) for help and/or visit https://www.legalaid.on.ca.

Public Legal Education and Publications

At your request we can prepare presentations and workshops for you and/or your group. We also provide pamphlets on a wide range of legal topics.

Community Development

We work together with other community organizations on projects that will provide a benefit to low income people and to advocate for the rights of low-income people.