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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 gwlegalclinic@lao.on.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

There are no current openings.

 

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 Video

Check out the video recapping our Law Van project: