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Get Involved

Lawyers

Your involvement is essential to our services. More than thirty lawyers donate their time to the Mile End Legal Clinic.

We work with volunteer lawyers working in a variety of areas of law who are members of the Tableau de l’Ordre du Barreau du Québec and who are covered by their professional liability insurance. Volunteering at the Clinic may be on a regular or on a case-by-case basis. Involvement is discussed in detail with the Executive Director. Here are different ways in which volunteer lawyers are involved at the Clinic:

  • Participating in the walk-in consultation sessions with clients (volunteer lawyers are paired up with a law student);
  • Offering consultations to clients, by phone or in person, in your area of expertise;
  • Providing advice on files to Clinic directors;
  • Delivering public legal education workshops;
  • Revising legal memorandum drafted by law students.

Contact the Executive Director by email (info@melc.ca) or by phone (514-507-3054) to discuss becoming involved with the Mile End Legal Clinic and to schedule a meeting by phone or in person.

Please note that we are currently in particular need of lawyers with experience in tenancy law.

Law Students

The Mile End Legal Clinic is proud to have long-standing partnerships with both McGill University and Université de Montréal’s Faculties of Law. During the academic year, the Clinic welcomes eight law students through their Legal Clinic Course program. The Clinic follows the universities’ recruitment process every year. Candidates of the credited internship are interviewed and selected in March. Those selected complete their internship in the following academic year.

The Clinic receives funding from the federal government through its Canada Summer Jobs program for summer internships spanning from May to August. This funding allows the service points to remain open during the entire summer. If you are a law student and would like to do a summer internship, we invite you to send your resume, as well as a cover letter addressed to the Executive Director.