The Legal Clinic at The 519 provides free, confidential, summary legal advice and referrals in a safe, queer-positive, non-judgemental, anti-oppressive, inclusive and accessible space.

The Legal Clinic provides drop-in legal services for up to 8 people every Thursday night. Participants are asked to arrive at The 519 between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. to secure a session with a lawyer for later that evening. Those arriving after 6:30 p.m. may be seen at the lawyers' discretion.

Lawyers are available on the third Thursday of each month to answer questions related to immigration and refugee matters.

All participants will be asked to complete a short intake interview prior to meeting with a lawyer.

In some cases a referral will be made to services or professionals with expertise in the participant's specific area of need.

Please Note

  • As our resources are limited, please note that our lawyers can only address one distinct legal issue per session and that repeat visits to address the same legal issue are not allowed.
  • Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Legal Clinic does not provide ongoing legal representation and will not appear in court on your behalf

Legal Information and Summary Legal Advice

  • landlord/tenant law

  • refugee law, spousal sponsorships

  • immigration

  • labour/employment law

  • family law

  • criminal law

  • consumer protection

  • personal injury

  • property damage

  • small claims court

  • mental health law

  • power of attorney

  • police issues

  • real estate law

  • assistance in letter writing and form completion