Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Call Us 905-527-4572
We're a non-profit community legal clinic serving low income residents of Hamilton. In addition, to providing ‘traditional” poverty law services including legal advice & referrals and legal representation, the Clinic is involved in public legal education, community development and law reform.
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Hamilton Community Legal Clinic was launched on April 1, 2010. Our not-for-profit organization is an amalgamation of the three independent community legal clinics that had been operating in the City for over thirty years, Dundurn Community Legal Services, Hamilton Mountain Legal & Community Services and McQuesten Legal & Community Services. The clinics merged so they could provide legal services to more low income Hamilton residents. Also in 2010, the Clinic and the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara (CSCH/N) reached an agreement for the delivery of French language poverty law services in Hamilton. The Clinic is bilingual and has a French language team. With the support of the CSCH/N we do outreach to stay connected with the Francophone community in Hamilton. The clinic is run by a volunteer board of directors and we are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. All help is private and confidential.

Mission: Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a community based not for profit agency whose diverse team of caring professionals and volunteers provides legal services to low income individuals and communities to promote access to justice and to improve quality of life. We do this through: summary advice and referral, representation, community development, law reform and public legal education Our Vision Hamilton Community Legal Clinic will be recognized and valued as an important provider of poverty law services and advocate for social change.

We have some great live-streams coming up tomorrow!At 2PM we will be going live with Mohamad Bsat and Katie Remington to...
06/17/2020

We have some great live-streams coming up tomorrow!

At 2PM we will be going live with Mohamad Bsat and Katie Remington to talk about the clinic’s Queer Justice Project

At 7pm the Queer Justice project with also go live with @speqtrumYHM on Instagram!

" I see it every day in my work—the inability to see the humanity in Black people, to see us as equals. It’s not just po...
06/16/2020
“The world is now seeing the racism that Black people experience all the time”: The Black Legal Action Centre's Ruth Goba on the legal struggles affecting Black Torontonians

" I see it every day in my work—the inability to see the humanity in Black people, to see us as equals. It’s not just police brutality, but inequity in education, employment, housing and health. And, of course, they’re all connected."

https://torontolife.com/city/the-world-is-now-seeing-the-racism-that-black-people-experience-all-the-time-the-black-legal-action-centres-ruth-goba-on-the-legal-struggles-affecting-black-torontonians/?fbclid=IwAR38zu2mI1Fh8XCSIjLoiIMFEoy0KnZ0gkg7FSQn7auk_ycmxdlDCmAfaTc

"I see it every day in my work—the inability to see the humanity in Black people. It’s not just police brutality, but inequity in education, employment, housing and health."

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic
06/15/2020

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

This week on our “Ask A Lawyer” series we will be talking to Mohamad Bsat about the clinic’s Queer Justice Project! Tune...
06/15/2020

This week on our “Ask A Lawyer” series we will be talking to Mohamad Bsat about the clinic’s Queer Justice Project!

Tune in this Thursday at 2pm!

06/12/2020
06/12/2020

Mouna Bilè, HCLC’s lead for Together We Rise, access to justice for the Black community

Evelyn Myrie unstoppable!  #BlackLivesMatter
06/12/2020

Evelyn Myrie unstoppable! #BlackLivesMatter

06/12/2020
06/12/2020
06/12/2020
WARNING: this is a very disturbing, triggering video – you will witness an officer running, and attacking Chief Allan Ad...
06/12/2020
RCMP dashcam video shows officer tackling, punching Chief Allan Adam during arrest | CBC News

WARNING: this is a very disturbing, triggering video – you will witness an officer running, and attacking Chief Allan Adam while another officer is standing right beside him.

Here is part of the bigger problem that no one is talking about in Canada as stated nicely by well-known and respected, local wisdom keeper, knowledge keeper, ceremonial conductor, healer Nancy Rowe

“ Chiefs (legally and politically) represent sovereign lands. The same as a premier or prime minister in canada. If a sovereign was attacked by another country’s state police this would be an act of terrorism and may invoke war. Let that sink in. But because, nope no racism in canada, it’s just an assault on an Indian. AND the determination of justice will be delivered in the colonizer court. (Google: Colten Boushie, Tina Fontaine, Jon Styres). In my opinion this should be tried in an international court..”

RCMP dashcam footage of the March arrest of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam shows an arriving officer jump-tackling the chief to the ground without warning, punching him in the head and putting him in a chokehold.

Beverley K. Jacobs is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) community representative from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory...
06/12/2020

Beverley K. Jacobs is a Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) community representative from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Bear Clan. An attorney, she became president of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), serving 2004-2009, and is best known for her work in advocating for the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and seeking changes to policing and the justice system to better serve Indigenous peoples. Beverly is a law professor at the University of Windsor.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Federal Indian Day School Survivors - DO NOT RUSH your application - TAKE YOUR TIME to construct yo...
06/12/2020
Indian day school survivors to no longer be allowed to modify their claims in national settlement | CBC News

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Federal Indian Day School Survivors - DO NOT RUSH your application - TAKE YOUR TIME to construct your narrative and HAVE YOUR SUPPORT systems in place

After June 15, survivors of Indian day schools will no longer be allowed to resubmit or modify the level of compensation they're seeking under the legal settlement for harms suffered while attending the federally operated schools.

A message from our friends and colleagues in Scarborough Community Legal Clinic Services
06/12/2020

A message from our friends and colleagues in Scarborough Community Legal Clinic Services

TW: Sexual harassment Legal clinics across the province are conducting a survey to understand what kind of legal informa...
06/12/2020
Sexual Harassment at Work

TW: Sexual harassment

Legal clinics across the province are conducting a survey to understand what kind of legal information victims of sexual harassment at work require.

You can find the survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8K7LTM

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

Join us today at 2:15 as we talk to Sharon Crowe and David Cheng! We will be discussing the clinic’s Hamilton Legal Outr...
06/10/2020

Join us today at 2:15 as we talk to Sharon Crowe and David Cheng! We will be discussing the clinic’s Hamilton Legal Outreach program!. WE ARE STARTING AT 2:15 DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES ! THANK YOU !

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic will be closed on Monday June 22nd in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day!
06/10/2020

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic will be closed on Monday June 22nd in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day!

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Indian Day School Survivors
06/10/2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE for Indian Day School Survivors

Mouna Bile, the Black Justice Coordinator at the HCLC joins the Scott Thompson Show and discusses the ways in which we c...
06/09/2020
Fighting racism, The call to 'defund' the police & The toll the pandemic takes on mental health - Scott Thompson Show - Omny.fm

Mouna Bile, the Black Justice Coordinator at the HCLC joins the Scott Thompson Show and discusses the ways in which we can address racism.

Check it out:

https://omny.fm/shows/scott-thompson-show/fighting-racism-in-hamilton-the-call-to-defund-the

The Scott Thompson Show The charges against Derek Chauvin were upgraded, and the four other officers involved are now charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Guest: Reggie Cecchini, Washington Producer and Correspondent with Global Ne...

‪Tune in this week as we continue our “Ask a Lawyer livestream” with Sharon Crowe! We will be discussing human rights an...
06/08/2020

‪Tune in this week as we continue our “Ask a Lawyer livestream” with Sharon Crowe! We will be discussing human rights and income assistance during #COVID19 ‬

Support Legal Aid Services by and for the Community:Your Voice Needed!Ontario’s Standing Committee on Justice Policy is ...
06/04/2020

Support Legal Aid Services by and for the Community:
Your Voice Needed!

Ontario’s Standing Committee on Justice Policy is reviewing Bill 161, containing the new Legal Aid Services Act. The law determines if legal aid services are delivered in this province and who decides what those services look like.
The Bill eliminates fundamental obligations to meet the needs of marginalized people. The Committee needs to hear that you oppose these regressive reforms.

Demand the following changes to the draft Bill:
1. Reinstate “access to justice” for low-income and disadvantaged communities to the Purpose of the legislation.
2. Community legal clinics must be recognized as the foundation for the provision of clinic law services.
3. Reinstate obligations to provide legal aid services across Ontario.
4. Define community legal clinics as:
“community legal clinic” means a community legal organization structured as an independent corporation without share capital:
(a) whose board of directors are members of the community or communities served, or who have a substantial association or interest in the community or communities served;
(b) that provides legal aid services for the community it serves on a basis other than fee for service; and,
(c) that determines the legal needs of the individuals and communities served by the community legal clinic.

Contact Christopher Tyrell, Clerk, Standing Committee on Justice Policy at [email protected] to provide your voice to this critical debate. Deadline is June 12th.
You can also request the right to appear before the Committee. Deadline is June 5th at 6 pm.

06/04/2020
Ask a Lawyer- Tenant Rights

Ask a Lawyer- Tenant Rights

Join us as we talk about your tenant rights during COVID-19 with Katie Remington.

Please join our live stream today at 2pm to talk about your tenant rights during COVID-19!
06/04/2020

Please join our live stream today at 2pm to talk about your tenant rights during COVID-19!

The Queer Justice Project and HCLC join the Two Spirit and LGBTQIAPGNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Inte...
06/03/2020
Celebrating Pride Month - Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

The Queer Justice Project and HCLC join the Two Spirit and LGBTQIAPGNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Gender Nonconforming) communities in celebrating Pride Month this June 2020.

Read our full post here: https://hamiltonjustice.ca/en/2020/06/03/celebrating-pride-month/

Note: The Queer Justice Project recognizes that language is important. In an effort to be inclusive, we use the language “Two Spirit and LGBTQIAPGNC

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month is a time for us to reflect upon the rich history and diversity of...
06/03/2020
Celebrating National Indigenous History Month - Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

June is National Indigenous History Month. This month is a time for us to reflect upon the rich history and diversity of Indigenous peoples and commit to act against the systemic oppression that Indigenous people continue to face today.

Read more here: https://hamiltonjustice.ca/en/2020/06/03/celebrating-national-indigenous-history-month/

“ June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history,

06/03/2020
mcislanguages.com

Mutilingual resources and videos on COVID available through MCIS Language Solutions

Check it out 👇

mcislanguages.com/covid-19-respo…

06/03/2020
CBC Indigenous

It’s National Indigenous History Month. Red, Brown and #BlackLiveMatters. Solidarity!

Jingle dress dancers held a ceremony at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis yesterday, the place where George Floyd was killed by police last week.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5595483

06/03/2020
Vital Signs -- Hate speech and racism in Hamilton -- October 6, 2019

Together We Rise- A program that aims for JUSTICE for the Black community of Hamilton. #BlackLivesMatter Meet Mouna , TWR coordinator

Terry Cooke hosts Dr. Ameil Joseph (Faculty of Social Work, McMaster University) and Mouna Bile (Black Justice Coordinator, Hamilton Legal Clinic) to talk ab...

On Thursday June 4th we will be hosting our second “ Ask a Lawyer” livestream on tenant rights with Katie Remington! Ple...
06/03/2020

On Thursday June 4th we will be hosting our second “ Ask a Lawyer” livestream on tenant rights with Katie Remington!

Please join us tomorrow at 2pm! Come prepared to ask any questions you may have. You can also send an anonymous question in advance here: https://forms.gle/pPCiNteSf6DewubG8

Address

100 Main St E Suite 203
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W4

General information

Board of Directors Board members share the goals of the clinic in serving the diverse legal needs of low income Hamiltonians. The Board is responsible to the community for the services provided by the clinic. The Board is also responsible to Legal Aid Ontario for the use of funding dollars. Clinic Staff Our clinic is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers, support staff, community development workers and volunteers. The Executive Director is Hugh Tye.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 15:30
Friday 08:30 - 15:30

Telephone

905-527-4572

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How is it legal for the government to deduct the gross amount of cerb off of odsp when we have to pay the taxes off it too? They are effectively taking the money twice?
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Landmark Place 100 Main St E (Corner of Main and Catharine) Suite 203 (2nd Floor) Hamilton, ON L8N 3W4 Tel: 905-527-4572 "PERSON ON ODSP"..... THAT OWNS A HOUSE THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU THAT DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT AT ALL
Being eco friendly, and green it's nothing new to the people living of this lands with their ancestral knowledge, we should recognize the importance of indigenous culture in our efforts to clean energy
They need to improve on their knowledge base and stop giving incorrect information to clients.If you are not 100 percent sure of the answer just say so I will undertake a position that if anyone in need needs information (correct) I will definitely steer them away from this clinic.They have to realize that indigent and uninformed people are using their service and if relied upon, could have devastating consequences.I feel sad for those ones.
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Legal Services available in the GTA and surrounding area, these services include Family law support including drafting all documents, filing with the court and serving them, writing scripts and arranging accessibility accommodations for the self represented litigant, small claims court, personal injury, Wrongful termination, workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims, LTD & STD claims, CPP disability claims, Landlord & tenant , Provincial offences and administrative law. Website: Http://www.lambelaw.ca