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  • Legal aid services are provided by second and third year students of Lakehead's Faculty of Law under the supervision of a directing lawyer
  • Open year round. Closed between December 25 - January 1st for the holiday season. Acceptance of applications may be limited during university down times such as Reading week and exam periods.

Organization: Lakehead University Community Legal Services - Bora Laskin Faculty of Law - Lakehead University - Legal Clinic  
Phone Numbers: 807-346-7815
Toll-Free: 1-833-503-7815
Fax: 807-345-2815
Memorial PO
PO Box 26021
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 0B2
Street Address:
401 Red River Rd, Suite PA1001
Thunder Bay
Intersection: Red River Rd and Waverley St
Location: PACI Building - Faculty of Law
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Service Description: Law students (caseworkers) supervised by licensed lawyers, providing free legal advice and representation to low-income members of the public who cannot afford to pay for legal services (income eligibility is set by Legal Aid Ontario)

Located in the PACI Faculty of Law building on Red River Rd

Provides services in the following areas:
  • Minor criminal offences such as common assault, theft under $5000, mischief under $5000, intoxicated in public
  • Provincial offences such as trespass to property, careless driving, speeding tickets, driving with no insurance, driving under suspended licence
  • Civil contract or property disputes/small claims court actions under $25,000
  • Tenant Rights issues and applications to the Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Simple wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Fees: None * Does not charge for legal services; clients may be responsible for disbursements such as court filing fees
  • Call for an intake meeting to determine eligibility
  • Initial intake screening must be completed before an appointment can be scheduled
Eligibility / Target Population:
  • Residents of Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Marathon, Schreiber, Municipality of Greenstone and Fort William First Nation
  • Income eligibility will be assessed as per Legal Aid Ontario guidelines

Note: Wills and Powers of Attorney services are only available to individuals who are able to travel to Thunder Bay
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: available by telephone for clients who do not speak English
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay, District of Thunder Bay  
See Also: Community Legal Clinics

This information was last completely updated on August 22, 2018

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Updated August 22, 2018
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