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University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 
Record #: OCR1041 Last Full Update: 20 Nov 2019
Alternate Name OCR ; SLASS (Student Legal Aid) ; Student Legal Aid Services Society
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
17 Copernicus St
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
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Intersection King Edward Ave and Laurier Ave E
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lots * parking meters * daily parking passes * free occasional parking on the street
Description and Services
Description (Service) Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic * staffed by students and supervised by lawyers * provides legal services to low-income members of the community. 
Provides legal advice and representation on: Family law (including custody, access, support) * Tenant law (including repairs, rent deposits, Small Claims Court, evictions) * Criminal charges (including drug offences, theft, assault, mischief, some provincial offences) * Serious matters under the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act  
Conducts legal education presentations, participates in a variety of outreach activities for students and many community organizations.
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * by appointment only * closed for exams and training, please call for details
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Recipients of social assistance, low-income citizens and full-time undergraduate students of University of Ottawa and Carleton University whose problems fall within the areas of the clinic's jurisdiction and Legal Aid Ontario.
Application Apply in person
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; Comprehensive Family Law Services ; Criminal Law ; Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ; Legal Counselling ; Legal Information Services ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-562-5600
Fax 613-562-5602
Primary Executive Louise Toone, Director; Email:
Other Details
Established 1848
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Colleges and Universities * Legal Aid Ontario ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119278877 RR0001 ; Fees ; University of Ottawa
Elections The Board of Governors is appointed.
Print Material Written material on legal issues * landlord-tenant rights * consumer protection * small claims * lecture series
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities