Welcome to the website of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic
We’re a non-profit community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing 'traditional' poverty law services including legal advice and referrals and legal representation, the Clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.
We hope you’ll explore our website designed so that you’ll know what we do and how you can be involved. We invite you to help make change by volunteering, interacting with our Community Development Blog, Twitter and Facebook or involving yourself in the various activities found on our Make Change page.
You can also learn more about us by watching this short video.
How we help
The best way to get help from us is to call our office. You will be asked a number of general questions. You can also apply for services on-line. We will then call you to discuss your legal problem.
You will need to tell us about your legal problem. We can help if that legal problem is an area of law that we deal with. We don’t do criminal, family or immigration law for example. See Services for a list of what we do.
We might need to know your income. If you want us to do anything on your behalf, you must have a low income. If your income is from Ontario Works or ODSP you are eligible. You may also be eligible if you are on CPP or WSIB or if you have a minimal working income.
Ontario made some rather small changes to the very bad Payday Loans Act that was put in place in 2008.
Save the Date.
Staff lawyer Marla Brown spoke recently at Hamilton City Hall on the proposed Poverty Reduction Investment Plan.
The Clinic has released a new report - A Journey to ReconciliAction – Calls to Action Report.