Sunday, May 11, 2008

Legal Aid Resources by Province and Territory - Aide juridique par province et territoire

M. L'Heureux


British Columbia

Legal Services Society website
http://www.lss.bc.ca/default/Default.asp

University of Victoria, The Law Centre
http://thelawcentre.ca/
Telephone: (250) 385-1221
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to financial eligibility.

UBC Law Students Legal Advice Society (LSLAP) (Lower Mainland)
http://www.lslap.bc.ca/main/
Telephone: (604) 822-5791
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to student availability and financial eligibility.

Western Canada Society to Access Justice (Access Justice)
- Provides free legal advice on preparing court documents, notarizing documents, filling out wills and helps clients prepare for court.
604-878-7400 (Lower Mainland)
1-877-762-6664 (Outside the Lower Mainland)
- Legal Representation is not available. All clients must meet a financial means test.

Pro Bono Law of BC
http://www.probononet.bc.ca/
604-893-8932
Office hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Mon. - Fri.
- Introduced in November 2005, the Pro Bono Law of BC Roster Programs provide pro bono assistance and representation to individuals and non-profit organizations of limited means in specific areas of the law.
- Pro Bono Law BC also Provides information and resources to help clients find free legal advice and assistance.



Yukon

Yukon Legal Service Society
Administration Office
(Contact this office to apply for Legal Aid)Suite 203, 2131 Second AvenueWhitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3
Phone: (867) 667-5210
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext 5210
Fax: (867) 667-8649
Website: http://www.legalaid.yk.ca/
Email: administration@legalaid.yk.ca

Law Clinics

Community Law Clinic
Suite 202, 2131 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3
Phone: (867) 667-8359
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext 8359
Fax: (867) 393-6315

Lawyers
- Gordon R. Coffin
- Fia J. Jampolsky
- Emily R. Hill

Campbell Cairns Van Wart
Suite 1 - 205B Main StreetWhitehorse,
Yukon Y1A 2B2
Phone: (867) 667-3562
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext 3562
Fax: (867) 393-6320

Lawyers
- Malcolm E.J. Campbell
- Elaine B. Cairns
- James Van Wart

Neighbourhood Law Centre
Suite 200, 2131 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3
Phone: (867) 667-5255
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext 5255
Fax: (867) 393-6361

Lawyers
- David J. Christie
- Karen P. Wenckebach

Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm Monday to Friday



Northwest Territories

Legal Aid services Board
http://www.justice.gov.nt.ca/legalaid/LegalAid.htm
(Northwest Territories Legal Aid)
Mailing Address: PO Box 1320Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9

Street Address: 4915-48th Street3rd Floor - Yk Centre East
Telephone: (867) 873-7450Fax: (867) 873-5320



Nunavut

Nunavut Legal Services Board
Telephone: (867) 360-4603
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to availability of resources.



Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta
http://www.legalaid.ab.ca/

Calgary Legal Guidance - Social Benefits Advocacy Program
http://www.clg.ab.ca/
Telephone: (403) 234-9266
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to financial and substantive eligibility. Services provided by social worker.

Pro Bono Law Alberta
http://www.pbla.ca/

Student Legal Services of Edmonton
http://www.slsedmonton.com/
Telephone: (780) 492-8244
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to student availability and financial eligibility.

Student Legal Assistance Society (Calgary)
http://www.sla.ucalgary.ca/
Telephone: (403) 220- 6637
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to student availability and financial eligibility.

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic
Phone: 403-314-9129
Location: #301, 5008 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y3
- The Central Alberta Legal Clinic is a free legal advice service for people who do not qualify for legal aid in the Red Deer area.
- Family, Civil, Landlord/Tenant, Wills and Estates, some Criminal matters

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
http://www.eclc.ca/
Phone:780-702-1725
Location: 900, 10025 - 106 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4
- The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area.
- Landlord/Tenant, Employment/Wrongful Dismissal, Small Claims, Income Support Advocacy, Human Rights, Debt, Immigration

Lethbridge Legal Guidance
Phone: 403-380-6338
Location: 424-5th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B6
- Lethbridge Legal Guidance is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal advice to individuals of limited means that do not qualitfy for Legal Aid in the Lethbridge community.
- NEW! Student Legal Assistance at University of Calgary will operate a legal clinic in the offices of Lethbridge Legal Guidance from April 30 to August 15, 2008.

Children's Legal & Educational Resource Centre
http://www.clerc-calgary.ca/
Phone: 403-207-9029
Email: clerc@telusplanet.net
- The Children's Legal & Educational Resource Center (CLERC) is a nonprofit organization that provides children, youth and their families with legal education, legal information, and legal representation.

Volunteer Lawyers Service
Contact Mary Leung by telephone at 403-231-6276 or by email at maryl@calgaryunitedway.org.
- This initiative provides charitable and nonprofit organizations with legal services and advice. As the need arises, services and advice can be provided for a range of areas such as: Labour and employment law, Administrative/human rights law, Management responsibilities, Real estate, and Civil litigation.
- Offered jointly by the United Way of Calgary and Area, the Canadian Bar Association Alberta, the Law Society of Alberta, and the Association of General Counsel of Alberta, Volunteer Lawyers Service was established to help community organizations with limited budgets and resources.



Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission
http://www.legalaid.sk.ca/

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC)
- Telephone: (306) 653-7676 ext. 31
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Law students provide general legal information, but not legal advice.

Regina Free Legal Clinic (RFLC)
Telephone: (306) 757-4711
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to financial and substantive eligibility.

Senior’s Legal Assistance Service (Saskatchewan)
http://www.lawsociety.sk.ca/newlook/Programs/senior.htm
Telephone: (306) 359-1767 (Regina)
Toll-free: 1-800-687-9886 (outside Regina)
- Voluntary services provided without charge to seniors who receive Guaranteed Income Supplement.



Manitoba

Legal Aid Manitoba
http://www.legalaid.mb.ca/
Telephone: (204) 985-8500
TTY service: (204) 943-1131
TTY toll-free service: 1-800-261-2960
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes



Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/faq.asp
Telephone: (416) 979-1446Toll-free: 1-800-668-8258TTY service: (416) 598-8867
TTY toll-free service: 1-800-641-8867
- Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes

Pro Bono Law Ontario – Law Help Ontario
http://www.lawhelpontario.org/legalhelp/item.Civil_Cases_Appeals
- Provides self-help tools for individuals who cannot afford a lawyer
- Some services offered by lawyers

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic
http://www.uottawa.ca/associations/clinic/eng/main.htm
17 Copernicus Street Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5600 Fax: (613) 562-5602

Find other Legal Clinics in Ontario at http://www.canlaw.com/legalaid/clinics.htm



Quebec

Commission des services juridiques
http://www.csj.qc.ca/english/plandusite.asp
Telephone: (514) 873-3562
- Accept Clients for Quebec Pension Plan: Yes



Nova Scotia

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service
http://law.dal.ca/Institutes/Dalhousie%20Legal%20Aid%20Service/index.php
2209 Gottingen StreetHalifax, NS B3K 3B5
Phone: 902-423-8105
Fax: 902-422-8067



New Brunswick

Legal Aid New Brunswick
http://www.sjfn.nb.ca/community_hall/L/lega6030.html
- Free Legal Advice ClinicTelephone: (506) 458-1066Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Please contact Wilmot United Church for hours of operation: 506-458-1066.



Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland Legal Aid Commission
Telephone: (709) 753-7860Toll-free: 1-800-563-9911Accept Clients for CPP and OAS: Yes
- Subject to financial eligibility



Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown
Customs House
42 Great George StreetCharlottetown, PE C1A 4J

W. Kent Brown, Q.C.Law Courts Bldg., 42 Water St., Box 2000,Charlottetown, PE CIA 7N8Tel: (902) 368-6015FAX: (902) 368-6122

Summerside
Habour Quay
263 Harbour DriveSummerside, PE, C1N 5P1