Community & Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)

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Due to the ongoing health risks associated with the spread of COVID-19, CLASP has altered our service delivery model.  We are open and accepting new matters, but all lawyers and students are working remotely. Please do not come to our office. If you have a new matter, please call or office at 416-736-5029.

CLASP provides free legal advice and representation to members of the community, and to  York students. We are funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario, York students, and Osgoode Law Hall School. Students work in our clinic under the supervision of experienced lawyers.

We provide assistance to low income individuals in the City of Toronto in the following three areas:

  1. Administrative Law (ODSP, CICB, Human Rights, Tenant Rights)
  2. Criminal Law
  3. Immigration Law

Effective July 2020, CLASP no longer provides family law services. If you require family law services, you can contact the following:

  • Legal Aid Ontario at 1-800-668-8258 (toll-free) for up to 20 minutes of advice over the phone
  • The Law Society of Ontario  at 1‑800‑268‑7568 (toll‑free), which offers 30 minutes of free legal advice to help determine whether a family law matter is urgent.

In addition, offer the following services:

  1. ID Clinic
  2. Tax Dispute Clinic

We also have services exclusive for York students.