Community legal clinics are non-profit legal centres. They are governed by an independent board of directors who are representative of the community they serve. Clinics employ lawyers, legal workers, paralegals and other staff to provide information, legal advice and representation.
Clinics deliver services within a specific geographic area or community, and work at a grass-roots level to help people in their area. Community legal clinics receive most of their funding from Legal Aid Ontario, and provide services that are different from, but complementary to Legal Aid Ontario services.
There are 76 legal clinics across the province, including 17 specialty clinics. Many clinics operate satellite clinics in the towns near their main location. These satellite clinics are usually open once a week or month. Contact a community legal clinic near you for more information.