Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex)

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Our office will be closed on Thursday, May 17th, Friday, May 18th, and Monday, May 21st, 2018 for staff training and the Victoria Day holiday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Neighbourhood Legal Services is expanding its services!

We have received additional funding to hire two new caseworkers.

If you have any ideas about what sorts of cases or legal issues you think would most benefit the community, we want to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]

If you have any questions about this new funding, or any other suggestions about how we might spend it, please also feel free to contact us.

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Who we are

NLSLM is a non-profit community legal clinic funded by the government of Ontario. We provide traditional poverty law services to low-income residents of London and Middlesex County. This includes giving legal advice and referrals and sometimes providing legal representation. We are also involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.

How we can help

The best way to get help from us is to call our office. We can be reached at 519-438-2890. You will need to tell us about your legal problem. We can help if that legal problem is an area of law that we deal with. Primarily, we can assist with OW, ODSP, and CPP-D appeals, some employment matters, and landlord and tenant disputes.

We might need to know your income in order to help you. If you want us to do anything on your behalf you must have a low income. If your income is from Ontario Works or ODSP you are eligible. You may also be eligible if you are on CPP or WSIB or if you have a minimal working income.

You may still be able to receive legal advice from us even if you are employed. Contact our office if you aren’t sure whether or not we can help, or if you don’t know where to find help.

Office hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm, except Wednesdays when we close at noon.

Are you a tenant looking for advice?

We offer free summary advice for tenants as part of our Tenant Duty Counsel (TDC) program. TDC can answer questions about your legal rights and obligations as a tenant, and provide you information about the legal process. Free legal advice for tenants is available Wednesday mornings, and all day Thursdays and Fridays at the Neighbourhood Legal Services office.

Tenant Duty Counsel is a walk-in service that assists tenants on a first come, first served basis. There is no guarantee that Tenant Duty Counsel will be available to speak with you. If you have to make special arrangements in order to attend our office, please call us the morning of to see if Tenant Duty Counsel is available that day. We can be reached at 519-438-2890.

You can also visit Steps to Justice and the Landlord and Tenant Board websites to find reliable legal information about your housing rights.

Les services en français

La Clinique offre des services de conseils juridiques sommaires et de représentation en anglais et en français. S.V.P. Contactez notre bureau pour plus de renseignements: 519-438-2890, poste 44.

N.B. Le droit de la famille et le droit pénal ne sont pas compris dans cette liste et les personnes doivent être dirigées au bureau d’Aide juridique Ontario au numéro sans frais 1(800)668-8258.

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Last updated March 27, 2018

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