Community Legal Services

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: The Community Legal Services office is currently limiting its accessibility to the public. We will try to assist you virtually or over the phone first, and request that you come into the office only if necessary.

Learn more about the law and legal services during COVID-19.

NEW CLIENTS: Community Legal Services is accepting new clients for those in need of assistance with criminal and provincial matters. At this time, we are only accepting a limited amount of family court matters on a case by case basis. Please call our office at 519-661-3352 for more information or to book an intake appointment.

Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for landlord/tenant and small claims court matters. Please 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.

EXISTING CLIENTS: Please call 519-661-3352 or email and our staff will be pleased to assist and/or put you in contact with the caseworker assigned to your case.

PLEASE NOTE: Walk-ins are not accepted, and at this time, notarial services are only available for Western and Fanshawe students (by appointment).

Updated June 22, 2022

Community Legal Services (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.