An individual may qualify for our services if the following criteria are met:
- Living in Northwestern Ontario
- Low income or other barriers to accessing legal assistance
- Issue related to immigration law
If you are unsure if you are eligible for our services, please complete the screening form below and we will contact you.
Our services are in high demand but we have limited capacity. Even if you are eligible for our services, we may not have the resources to meet with you. We can provide you with referral information if we are not able to help.
How To Request Our Services
- Submit a request using one of the screening forms below
- If you would rather provide the information over the phone, please call our clinic
- Our team aims to contact you within one week of your form submission to discuss eligibility
- If your situation is urgent, and requires immediate attention, please call our office
- If we think you may be eligible for our services, we will contact you for an intake call to gather more information
- If you are eligible and we have capacity, we will then schedule a meeting
Please note we do not offer walk-in appointments.
Individuals: Request An Appointment
Organizations: Refer A Client For An Appointment
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COVID-19 and Meetings:
We are available for online, phone, or in-person appointments. In-person appointments will follow COVID-19 safety precautions. When you contact us to request a meeting, we will talk about what form of meeting will work best.
We work from Suite 3005A of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law building between Red River Road and Waverly Street in Thunder Bay.
If you have scheduled an in-person meeting, you can find our Clinic by using any entrance to the Faculty of Law. Take the stairs on either the North or the South Side of the building. There is also an elevator to the third floor on the South side. If you use the elevator or the South-side stairs, you will have to walk through the auditorium to find our office. Please tell us if you will be driving and we can tell you about parking options in the neighbourhood.
If you are located elsewhere in Northwestern Ontario, we can make a plan to meet by phone or video.
Languages and Interpretation:
We will ask during our intake process whether you need an interpreter during our meeting. If you do, we will help to arrange for one. Languages spoken by this year’s Clinic students and staff include Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Sindhi, Farsi, and French.
You can get to our office by elevator. We are also happy to arrange meetings online when we can if that makes attending easier. If you face any barriers accessing our office or making an appointment with us, please tell us and we will work with you to make a plan.
Requesting an appointment does not make you a client of our Clinic. Please do not send confidential information or documents when you first contact us. We cannot review your documents and we cannot give you legal advice until we have accepted you as a client. You will become a client when the Clinic sends a letter confirming you are a client.
If you request an appointment on our website, by email, or by phone, any information you give us is for information only. You will only be a client of the firm when we have agreed to act for you. The content of this website is provided for information only and it is not legal advice. You should not take any action on your legal matter until you have sought legal advice from a lawyer retained to act on your behalf.