Legal Information Clinic*
The information sessions with the lawyers will start again on August 18th 2014. However, employees of the Legal Information Clinic are available to inform you of other legal resources.
Please note that starting on September 2014, the Legal Information Clinic will be accessible only for women. In any case, men and women can find additional resources on this web site : votreboussolejuridique.ca.
For more than 25 years, the YWCA Montreal Legal Information Clinic has offered its services to 700 people per year.
Confidential, individual, information sessions are provided by volunteer lawyers** and notaries with experience in a variety of legal areas, such as:
- Family law
- Immigration Law
- Criminal Law
- Civil Law
- Housing Law
- Labour Law
Each person can benefit from this service a maximum 3 times per year (by appointment only).
In addition, the Clinic’s Documentation Centre offers many informative brochures covering a wide range of issues and our Social assistance and legal information agent will give you referrals to extra resources if needed.
*The Clinic is a non-profit legal information service and not a legal aid clinic.
**All our lawyers are members of the Barreau du Québec.
Tel.: 514 866-9941 ext. 293
The YWCA Montreal is not responsible for the legal information given by the volunteer lawyers and notaries nor for the follow-up services arranged between the parties.
Other legal services in Montreal
If you need other legal services (other clinics, legal laid, court accompaniment, etc.) you can find all the resources on the Pro Bono Quebec’s web site: votreboussolejuridique.ca.
To obtain legal information even before seeing a lawyer, we recommend the Educaloi web site. It offers a great amount of information on various legal matters: http://www.educaloi.qc.ca/en.
Frequently asked questions about the YWCA’s Legal Information Clinic:
Q : Will the lawyer I meet be representing me in court?
A : No, but the volunteer lawyer can direct you to the appropriate specialists.
Q : Will the lawyer I meet prepare letters, legal documents or make requests for me?
A : No, but the legal information provided will help you to better understand the nature of your problem, the relevant law and the applicable procedure for your case.
Q : Can I meet with the volunteer lawyer more than once?
A : Yes, you can have up to three consultations per year.