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Community Legal Clinics

Community based law clinics that provide legal advice and representation to individual clients and other groups in areas of law that affect low income individuals and disadvantaged communities, self advocacy support, and referrals to legal and other services. Most are small organizations that deliver legal services to particular neighbourhoods or geographically defined communities, but some are specialty clinics that focus on children and youth, older adults, people with disabilities, ethnocultural communities, injured workers and other specific populations. Typical areas of practice include housing, social assistance, income maintenance, pensions, workers compensation, employment insurance, human rights, education and various types of government programs and benefits. Many community legal clinics also engage in system advocacy with the objective of reforming existing laws, programs and practices; and community development activities.

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Private Law Practices

Lawyers who, either individually or in partnership with other lawyers, offer legal counselling and representation in civil matters.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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