Community Legal Services

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COVID-19 UPDATE:  We are open for new and existing clients!  If you need to attend our office, please note our limited in-person office hours:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm. Please call us at (807) 346-7815 or email us at legalservices.law@lakeheadu.ca before you visit us as a COVID-19 screening is required before you can attend our office.   
Our office continues to be open for phone calls and email Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.  If you need legal assistance, please call our office at (807) 346-7815 or email legalservices.law@lakeheadu.ca to book an intake appointment.  Please note that for the protection of both clients and staff, intakes will be completed by telephone or zoom video conferencing, for those who have computer access.  Our administrative staff can help you choose the best option for you. 
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Welcome to Community Legal Services. We are a free legal clinic located in Lakehead University’s Faculty of Law building (PACI) at 401 Red River Road in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Contact Us

Under the direct supervision of lawyers, Student Caseworkers offer free legal services to low income residents of Northwestern Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Fort William First Nation, Nipigon, Marathon, Schreiber and the municipality of Greenstone.

We offer services in the following practice areas:

Please explore our site to find out if Community Legal Services is right for you. Our qualification requirements are listed on our site. However, if you are not sure about whether you qualify for our services, please call us at (807) 346-7815 or see our Apply page to arrange a screening appointment.

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NEWS

Aug
6
Semie Sama Appointed Assistant Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Semie Sama has received a limited term appointment as an Assistant Professor, effective... full story

Jul
23
Congratulations to Professor Ryan Alford on the publication of his new book

Congratulations to Professor Ryan Alford on the publication of his new book entitled Seven Absolute Rights: Recovering the Foundations of Canada's... full story

Jun
29
Statement from Canadian Law Deans on anti-Black Racism

Members of the Council of Canadian Law Deans stand in solidarity with all who mourn and have denounced examples of systemic racism in Canadian and... full story

Jun
25
Joan Braun Appointed Assistant Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Joan Braun has been appointed as an Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2020.