The LICM offers free legal information sessions to student groups and community organizations through the Just Info program. The LICM can provide presentations in almost all areas of Quebec law, including landlord/tenant law, employment law and family law. We cannot, however, tackle the topics of criminal law, tax law, and construction. Presentations may be given in English or French, and are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience.
The goal of Just Info sessions is to make the law more accessible by informing participants of their rights and obligations in a simple and useful manner. We also aim to develop the audience’s legal reflexes in order to empower its members to prevent future problems and to know how to react when legal problems arise.
Presentations are prepared and presented by law students, and may range from thirty minutes to three hours. Please note that the sessions offer basic legal information and not specialized answers to particular questions. According to section 128 of the Act Respecting the Barreau du Quebec, only lawyers and notaries can provide legal advice or counsel. Staffed by law students, and not lawyers, the Legal Information Clinic at McGill’s Just Info Presentations contain information only. Our volunteers are not able to provide any legal advice.
Please note that sessions cannot be offered during the months of December and April as students are writing their end of term exams. Additionally, the months of November and March should be avoided, if at all possible, when requesting a presentation.
If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out the Request Form below.
If you have any questions concerning the Just Info program, please feel free to contact the Director of Community Services by email at the address indicated in the website’s sidebar.