The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is proud to announce that in June, our Lakehead Legal Services clinic will open to clients, to offer legal assistance to low-income members of the Thunder Bay community.
Lakehead Legal Services clinic will be staffed by four (4) students during the summer, very closely supervised by experienced lawyers. Second and Third year students will be able to take a clinic credit course as part of their academic legal training.
Initial areas of practice will include minor (summary) offences in criminal law and more serious provincial offences.
Clients must meet pre-determined financial eligibility guidelines, which are set by Legal Aid Ontario.
Eligibility for service will also depend on the nature and complexity of the legal issue.
Keep an eye on the Legal Aid Clinic webpage for updates.
To hear more about the clinic, listen to an interview with Director Kimberley Gagan and 3rd year student Ryan Green on CBC Radio. www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Ontario/Superior+Morning/ID/2665803073/
You can also see an interview on TBT News - scroll to 12:52 on this link: www.tbnewswatch.com/video/2Pwse_AuDyI/TBT_Newshour_-_April_29,_2015