Community Legal Services
New Intake Appointments
As the academic year comes to an end and students enter into the exam period, Community Legal Services has stopped booking intake appointments for new clients. In mid May 2021, when our summer term begins, we will begin new client intakes once again. Please call our office at 519-661-3352 for more information or to book an intake appointment in May. In the interim, you may also visit our external legal resources page for a list of agencies that may be able to assist you. If you are in immediate danger or distress, call 911.
If you are an existing client, your caseworker will be in touch with you shortly with information regarding the status and transfer of your file to a new summer caseworker. Rest assured that our office will remain open during the exam period. If you need immediate assistance, please call 519-661-3352 and our staff will be pleased to assist. If you have not heard from your new caseworker by May 14, 2021, please feel free to contact our office.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Legal Services office is not accessible to the general public. We are able to asssit clients over the phone and virtually. Please note that notarial services are also not being offered at this time.
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Community Legal Services (CLS) is among the most progressive legal clinics in Canada and a leader in the cause of access to justice. CLS is both a community legal clinic and a clinical education program, operated by the Faculty of Law at Western University and funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, Fanshawe Student Union, and Western's University Students Council and Faculty of Law.
CLS provides free legal services to low-income people in the London community and to Fanshawe College and Western University students. Services are provided by over 125 law students per academic year, who work under the supervision of experienced staff lawyers.
Please note: Due to provincial funding cuts, services have decreased. CLS is no longer offering Wills, POAs, Immigration Services or Criminal Injury Compensation Board (CICB) assistance, and have reduced current Criminal Law services.
Where to find us:
Parking is available in the Weldon Parking Lot beside the Law School.