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New expanded hours for family law services in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville legal clinic in Perth

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014


Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is helping the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville legal clinic provide more hours of support for financially eligible families, beginning April 1. This support will supplement the services already provided for families at the Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) in the Perth courthouse.

The expanded services for families at the clinic will include document preparation, assistance in applying for legal aid in addition to the legal advice offered at the FLIC. Independent legal advice is also available for clients who are using mediation to solve their family law matters.

Services at the clinic are by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, clients must first meet with the advice lawyer at the Perth FLIC to confirm that they require legal services and that they qualify for legal aid. LAO will be reviewing this initiative over the next six months and welcomes feedback from local community partners and stakeholders.

The expansion of family law services in Perth is one of a number of family law projects that LAO is undertaking, thanks to $30 million over four years in additional funding from the provincial government. LAO is investing the majority of this funding into sustainable improvements to family law programs and services.


Location:

Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Legal Clinic
10 Sunset Boulevard, Perth, Ontario, K7H 2Y2

Times:

  • Every second Tuesday, from April 1

    9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only

    Appointments can be arranged with the advice lawyer at the Family Law Information Centre at the Perth courthouse

  • Thursdays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Questions


For questions or further information, please contact:

Feroneh Neil
Manager, Communications
Phone: 416-979-2352, ext.5103
Email: neilfer@lao.on.ca and/or media@lao.on.ca