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Neighbourhood Legal Services

Donations in memory of Joyce Thomas.

Joyce first came to us as a pro-bono law student, and then went on to volunteer and serve on our Board of Directors. She spent countless hours helping our clients, and then contributing to the governance of our clinic. Your gift will help us to honour Joyce and her commitment to access to justice. All donations will be used exclusively for student development programs at our clinic, and specifically for law students who wish to develop and nurture their passion for clinic work and help the most vulnerable in our community.

Attention Community of London & Middlesex

The legal clinics, including our clinic, are facing large cuts to our budgets that would likely lead to cuts to the services we provide. To assist us in trying to have the announced cuts reversed we are asking for your help.

Please click this link to find out more and see what you can do to help.

Who we are

Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex) Inc. (“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.

Office hours

Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

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. TDC is available Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am, and on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am.

Please note: TDC is a very popular service. It is first come first served, and there is no guarantee that Duty Counsel will be available to speak with you.

For more information about your legal tenant rights, please visit Steps to Justice and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

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.

News

July 24, 2019: Legal Community Clinics Hosting Rally to Save Legal Aid on July 30th, 2019!

July 19, 2019: Access to Justice: Legal aid critically important part of justice system

June 24, 2019: Neighbourhood Legal Services enlists city help to fight cuts

June 23, 2019: Ontario’s new attorney general should reverse cuts to legal aid

June 17, 2019: Poverty law clinic to ask City of London to push back on provincial funding cuts

June 12, 2019: Legal Aid Cuts Designed To Muzzle Ford’s Critics, Clinics Say

Coming Events

Mobile Legal Clinic flyer for November 8, 2019 session
Mobile Legal Clinic flyer for November 8, 2019 session

Mobile Legal Clinic flyer for November 8, 2019 session