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About Our Legal Clinic

We are a non-profit community legal clinic that has been serving the communities of the Niagara Region since 1978.

Mission Statement

We exist to assist individuals and groups in need of legal assistance by providing equal access to legal services.

Our mandate is to empower and protect people’s legal rights in order to build healthy communities.

Legal Services

Niagara Community Legal Clinic provides legal services to the people living on a low income in the communities of Welland, St. Catharines, Beamsville, Grimsby, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the Lake, Port Colborne, Thorold, Fort Erie, and Crystal Beach.

We can:

  • give you free legal advice by telephone or in-person
  • prepare tribunal applications
  • represent you at tribunals and courts on a case-by-case basis, prepare appeals and judicial reviews, where merited
  • discuss your legal situation and give you information or refer you to other agencies when we can’t help

We also give legal information sessions for members of the public and other community agencies. Contact us to find out more.

And we always work to improve laws that affect low income people in Ontario with our community partners.

A community-based board of directors is responsible for setting the strategy and providing oversight for our community legal clinic.