Community Legal Services
Looking for Legal Help?
If you’re facing a legal challenge, contact one of our community clinics. Osgoode students, supervised by qualified lawyers, provide advice, representation, mediation services and more. Give us a call and we’ll see how we can help.
Hands-on Experience in Law
For Osgoode students, our clinics provide valuable opportunities to take what you’ve learned in class and apply it working alongside experienced lawyers – and in the process, help people in our communities navigate a wide range of legal challenges.
Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)
Provides assistance in administrative, criminal and immigration law for low-income residents of Toronto.
The Investor Protection Clinic
Provides free legal advice to people who believe their investments were mishandled and cannot afford a lawyer.
The IP Innovation Clinic
Helps under-resourced start-up companies and entrepreneurs take their innovations into the marketplace.
The Osgoode Business Clinic
The Osgoode Business Clinic (OBC) provides free legal services to small business owners and small enterprise clients. These services include the drafting of commercial contracts and providing legal information on incorporation and liability concerns.
The Osgoode Mediation Clinic
Provides free mediation services, as well as training in conflict resolution, to the community surrounding York University.
The Osgoode Venture Capital Project (OVC)
Provides legal services to entrepreneurial ventures in the financing and equity-structuring stages of growth. Clients are typically referred to OVC by incubator partners.
Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS)
Provides representation and legal assistance in four key areas: social assistance, violence and health (SAVAH); immigration; workers’ rights; and tenants’ rights.