Law students help keep tenants from eviction in landlord disputes
Six Western University law students are successfully jumping in on short notice to help disadvantaged tenants stay in their homes through Western's Eviction Prevention Project. And they’re representing clients who would otherwise be evicted.
The project began last summer when Margaret Capes, Review Counsel for Western’s Community Legal Services and Pro Bono Students Canada faculty advisor, realized that tenants were often unassisted in the hearing room. By October 2012, she had the project up and running. Today, specially trained students are now attending the Landlord and Tenant Board, often within two weeks of receiving a file referral and meeting with the client.Read full story on the Legal Aid Ontario website