A change in services:

As of November 1, 2017, tenants seeking advice on their housing issues will be able to access that service at our office on Wednesday mornings, and all day Thursdays and Fridays.


Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex)

Congratulations Mike Laliberte for being a recipient of the Canada 150 medal in honour of your contribution to our nation in all your years of service!

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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 program. As of June 14, 2017, this service is temporarily available on Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm at the Landlord and Tenant Board (150 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 400, London, Ontario N6A 5N6). Tenant Duty Counsel is also available 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.

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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Professional Staff

  • Jeff Schlemmer, LL.B., Executive Director (@equable1)
  • Mike Laliberte, B.A., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • Monica Wolf, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
  • Kristina Pagniello, M.A., LL.B.
  • Stephanie Dickson, B.A., LL.B./B.C.L.
  • Justin Chong, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.
  • Lawrence Burns, Ph.D., J.D.
  • Patty Gunness, Community Legal Worker
  • Betsy Esbaugh, B.A., Licensed Paralegal
  • Chelsea McMullan, B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal
  • Micheal Joudrey, Licensed Paralegal, Tenant Duty Counsel

You can find our bios here.

Legal Health Check-up


Many people do not think of their everyday problems as being “legal problems” and do not know that they can get help until it’s too late.

Take the Legal Health Check-up today to determine what, if any, legal problems you have and how we can help. We can provide summary advice, referrals, or legal representation.

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Useful Links

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Find a family doctor at Health Care Connect: ontario.ca/healthcareconnect

The “Handling Everyday Legal Problems” guide provides basic information about Ontario’s legal resources. This version was written for the First Nation,Métis and Inuit (FNMI) audience in Ontario: Handling Everyday Legal Problems

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre provides free legal assistance to people in communities across Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code: hrlsc.on.ca

Last updated September 27, 2017

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