We provide free legal services to people with a low income in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties. We are staffed by six lawyers, a Community Developer, and two support staff. We have an office in Brantford and satellite offices in Dunnville (Haldimand) and Simcoe (Norfolk).
The majority of our work is in the following areas:
- Residential Tenancies
- Income Maintenance (Ontario Works)
- Disability Issues (ODSP, CPP disability)
- Human Rights
- Employment Issues
- Employment Insurance
- Consumer protection
We provide advice and information as well as representation in court and before administrative tribunals.
The clinic also provides public legal information in the areas of law that we practice and we support and work with other agencies and community groups that advance the rights of people with low income and marginalized groups on our community.
We do not practise criminal, family or immigration law. However, we are able to refer individuals to lawyers who practice in these areas of law. We also refer people to agencies and services that provide information and assistance in other areas of law.