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The Legal Clinic is closed to walk in visitors. Please contact the Legal Clinic by phone or email to discuss your legal issue: 519-821-2100 or 1-800-628-9205 or clinic@gw.clcj.ca or through the contact section of this website. We will respond to your message within 48 business hours. Please indicate if you have any urgent deadlines as messages and emails are screened and triaged and urgent matters are dealt with in priority sequence. We will call or email you to help you. A caseworker will determine if an in person appointment is required.

The Family and Criminal Law Information Centres continue to operate by phone only, please call the Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre: 1-800-668-8258.

 

Employment

Sorry, there are no positions available at this time.

 

Law Van

The Legal Clinic of Guelph & Wellington County has received a three year “Connecting Rural Regions” grant from The Law Foundation of Ontario to operate our Law Van. The Law Van provides legal services to rural communities in Wellington County and Halton Region. During the warmer months, the Law Van staff drive to a different community daily, setting up in parking lots and offering free legal help and advice. For the colder months, the Law Van staff set up indoors in churches and community spaces.

The idea behind the Law Van is to increase access to justice in rural areas by bringing legal clinic services to communities in Wellington County and northern Halton Region. The Law Van offers a low barrier, friendly environment for individuals to get legal advice and helpful referrals. Between May and October of 2021, the Law Van staff provided legal help and advice to over 500 people. We operate between 10am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. See our schedule to find out when we will be in your community!

We would like to thank our partner organizations for being an important part of this project:

  • Halton Community Legal Services
  • Rural Wellington Community Team
  • Wellington County Libraries
  • Wellington County Social Services
  • Halton Social Services
  • VPI Working Solutions (Halton)
  • Legal Aid Ontario

Here is how to contact us this month:

LAW VAN IS LOOKING FOR LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is looking for law student volunteers to join us on the Law Van this summer. The Law Van is a mobile legal outreach program offering free legal help for people in rural Wellington County and North Halton Region. We are looking for law students with a passion for social justice and rural access to justice. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in access to justice, community legal services and working with rural and remote populations. The volunteer opportunity is for one week and the candidates will have the opportunity to observe rural outreach and provide legal information. We will pay a stipend for time and travel. The successful volunteers will have to travel to and from the locations and will need their own transportation. We also require a signed volunteer agreement and the Clinic has a Covid vaccination policy. The Law Van is the first program of its kind in Ontario. It’s a joint partnership with Halton Community Legal Services, funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario. If you are interested in taking part, please apply to clinic@gw.clcj.ca

 

Law Van Video

Check out the video recapping our Law Van project: