Legal Information Clinic*
Please note that the Legal Information Clinic will be closed from June 30 to August 10.
Important message: As of September 2014, the YWCA Montreal Legal Information Clinic will only offer its services to women with a maximum annual income of 50,000$. Other men and women can find additional clinics here: 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.