Under our legal information branch, the Clinic provides answers to your legal questions. We cover almost all areas of Quebec law, ranging from residential leases, family law to employment law and civil procedure. We do not take on criminal law, tax law or construction law cases.
Additionally, our volunteer caseworkers can only provide information, not advice; they can cite and explain the law, but they cannot recommend any course of action.
The Student Advocacy service aims at helping students navigate McGill University’s internal policies. Our volunteer advocates can inform, advise and represent students who are undergoing disputes with the University. Need help contesting a grade? Fighting an expulsion? Having trouble with a supervisor? Our Clinic can help!
The Clinic is actively developing and implementing new legal education initiatives. Below are some recent examples:
- Just Info: We create and deliver presentations and webinars on the law that are tailored to organizations’ needs. We cater to both on-campus and off-campus groups.
- Know Your Rights: Three times a year, we hold legal information sessions at McGill. Keep your eyes peeled for our next iteration of this campaign!
- Court Accompaniment: We accompany clients to their hearings at the Small Claims court and the Tribunal administratif du logement (TAL). While we cannot comment on the substance of claims, we can provide information on procedure and offer moral support. As the TAL and the Small Claims court are currently operating primarily remotely due to COVID-19 and in order to respect government health and safety guidelines, our Court Accompaniment Program is suspended until further notice.
- Commissioner for Oaths: Our Commissioner of Oaths service is currently offered remotely in accordance with the Ministère de la Justice du Québec’s guidelines for remote swearing-in during the pandemic. Head on over to our Commissioner for Oaths page for more info on how to schedule an appointment with a commissioner.