Referrals - Legal Clinics - Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Referrals - Legal Clinics

This page deals with help you can receive from other clinics and specialty clinics who specialize in a particular area of interest.  For criminal, family or immigration issues, see our Legal Aid page.  If you live outside of our three county service area, visit the Legal Aid Ontario site to find a clinic in your area.

Other Legal Clinics and Specialty Clinics


Advocacy Centre for the Elderly - specialty clinic for seniors issues

ARCH Disability Law Centre - specialty clinic dealing with disability related issues

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) - specialty clinic for people living with HIV

The Legal Clinic - for residents of Addington Highlands (merger with the former Rural Legal Services)



Advocacy Centre for the Elderly


For issues affecting senior citizens, visit the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, a clinic specializing in seniors' issues.  Their site provides many publications and links to other sources of information that are important to senior citizens, such as elder abuse, home care, long term care homes, pensions and income, powers of attorney and retirement homes.


For more information and links for seniors, visit our Seniors page.


ARCH Disability Law Centre


The ARCH Disability Law Centre is a charitable specialty legal clinic with a province-wide mandate that is dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities. ARCH represents national and provincial disability organizations and individuals in test case litigation at all levels of tribunals and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. They provide education to the public on disability rights and to the legal profession about disability law. They make submissions to the government on matters of law reform and offer a telephone summary legal advice and referral service. 


Visit their site for a list of services they offer to callers.


HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)


The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) provides free legal services to people living with HIV in Ontario. In addition to providing legal services to individuals, HALCO provides public legal education presentations and participates in systemic advocacy. HALCO produces a variety of publications and resources including their pamphlet, newsletters, information sheets, and their website at


The Legal Clinic (merger with former Rural Legal Services)


The Legal Clinic is a legal clinic is located in Perth Ontario (with a satellite in Brockville).  They have merged with the former Rural Legal Services clinic and now offer services to residents of Addington Highlands, Northern Lennox and Addington, and the County of Frontenac.  They have an office in Sharbot Lake and a satellite office in Northbrook.