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A collection of links to legal services/lawyers that Specialize in Education Law.

Home School Legal Defense Association - Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

Child Advocacy Project (CAP)

A free service of Pro Bono Law Ontario!

CAP is a registered project of Pro Bono Law Ontario conducted in partnership with The Advocates' Society (Ontario's largest law association) and Justice for Children and Youth.  CAP is dedicated to safeguarding the public education rights of children and youth across Ontario. The volunteer lawyers who take CAP cases are experienced and trained in Education Law. CAP lawyers work for free.  CAP lawyers provide free legal services to:

      Students who are involved in the Special Education process.

      Children and youth who are at risk of being suspended or expelled.

      Children and youth who are being denied the right to enroll in school.

      Students who feel unsafe at school.

View their brochure
here

Legal Aid Ontario Links - Community Legal Clinics

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community and its members of Toronto to gain control over the legal and justice issues that affect them.

ARCH - Disability Law Centre
A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities is a community-based not-for-profit legal clinic and legal resource centre in the Province of Ontario dedicated to defending and advancing the equality-rights of persons with disabilities.

Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic
The Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic offers a variety of legal services to low income residents of Chatham-Kent.

Clinique juridique Grand-Nord Legal Clinic
Provides legal advice, assistance and representation in English and French to all communities between Cochrane and Hornepayne, in Northern Ontario.

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre
Serves low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties. Main office is in Belleville; satellite locations in Trenton, Picton, Napanee, Bancroft and Madoc.

Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes
Promoting access to legal services and improving the legal well-being of the community. Located in the following communities: Alliston, Barrie, Bradford, Christian Island, Collingwood, Haliburton, Lindsay, Midland, Minden and Orillia.

Community Legal Clinic of York Region
The Community Legal Clinic of York Region helps people with housing issues for tenants, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, and Employment Insurance matters.

Community Legal Education Ontario
CLEO is a community legal clinic that produces clear language material for people with low incomes. Main topics include social assistance, landlord and tenant law, refugee and immigration law, workers' compensation, women's issues, family law, employment insurance and human rights.

Durham Community Legal Clinic
The Durham Community Legal Clinic offers a variety of legal services to low income residents of Durham Region. Their services include legal advice, legal representation, public legal education, advocacy training and community organizing.

Dundurn Community Legal Services
Hamilton's three community legal clinics, Dundurn Community Legal Services, Hamilton Mountain Legal & Community Services and McQuesten Legal & Community Services, offer a variety of legal services to low income residents of Hamilton.

Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic
The Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic offers services including traditional casework, summary advice, public legal education, law reform, and a wide range of community development activities.

Flemingdon Community Legal Services
The Flemingdon Community Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low income people. They also provide public legal education, legal information, community development work and advocacy activities.

Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic
The Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic is a law office which provides free legal information, advice and representation, as well as other services, to low income residents of Grey and Bruce Counties.

Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County
The Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County provides free legal advice to low-income people in Guelph and Wellington County. The purpose of the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is to effect social change through advocacy, education, empowerment or legal representation in the areas of poverty law.

Hamilton Mountain Legal and Community Services
Hamilton's three community legal clinics, Dundurn Community Legal Services, Hamilton Mountain Legal & Community Services and McQuesten Legal & Community Services, offer a variety of legal services to low income residents of Hamilton.

Jane Finch Community Legal Services
The Jane Finch Community Legal Services provides high quality legal services to the Jane Finch community. The Clinic provides free services in the areas of law that most affect low income individuals.

Justice for Children and Youth
Justice for Children and Youth provides legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity.

Keewaytinok Native Legal Services
Keewaytinok Native Legal Services is a community legal clinic that provides free services to low income people and their organizations in the James and Hudson Bay areas of Northeastern Ontario.

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Legal Clinic
We provide free legal services to low income people and their organizations in the counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville in eastern Ontario.

McQuesten Legal and Community Services
Hamilton's three community legal clinics, Dundurn Community Legal Services, Hamilton Mountain Legal & Community Services and McQuesten Legal & Community Services, offer a variety of legal services to low income residents of Hamilton.

Niagara North Community Legal Assistance
General legal information or summary advice is available to all. Advocacy, advice, and representation are available to those who do not qualify for a Legal Aid certificate and who are not able to afford the services of a lawyer.

Ottawa Legal Aid Service
There are four Community Legal Clinics and the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic serving the low income residents living in the amalgamated City of Ottawa.

Parkdale Community Legal Clinic
Parkdale provides legal advice, assistance and representation to low income residents living in the Parkdale area.

Renfrew County Legal Clinic
Renfrew County Legal Clinic is an independent not-for-profit corporation run by a board of directors made up of people who work or live in Renfrew County. The Clinic provides free legal services to residents of Renfrew County who face economic limitations.

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic
The Rexdale Community Legal Clinic provides legal services to the low income community of Northern Etobicoke, carried out by lawyers and community legal workers, including activities which encourage access to justice by our community.

South Etobicoke Community Legal Services
South Etobicoke Community Legal Services helps low-income people in the south-west part of the City of Toronto to defend their right to housing, their right to adequate income and their rights under The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. They work with community members and others to educate and organize disadvantaged people and help them make their voices heard in the development of laws and policies.

West End Legal Services of Ottawa
We provide referrals, legal advice, representation, Tenant Duty Counsel services, and public legal education and community outreach services. We work with individuals, community groups and service providers to educate people of their legal rights and ensure access to justice for all people.

Waterloo Region Community Legal Services
Provides numerous legal services to residents in the Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area.

Medical Resources

The Association of Chief Psychologists  - The Association of Chief Psychologists with Ontario School Boards is a voluntary professional organization dedicated to the promotion and development of psychological services in schools in the best interests of the students, parents and the school community.  Members are all Chief or Senior psychologists of Ontario school boards who have extensive training and experience in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with learning and behavioural problems.


Contact Information

Christina Walsh, Educational Advocate
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