Community Legal Services

COVID-19 UPDATE: Community Legal Services is closed and is unable to accept new clients at this time. If you are an existing client, please call 519-661-3352 or email clsinfo@uwo.ca and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate Review Counsel lawyer.

If you are not an existing client but are in need of legal assistance, please visit our External Legal Resources page.

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.