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University of Ottawa - Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic

Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, employment, human rights violation, consumer law, & small claims court matters; assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; and conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Record #: OCR1041 Last Full Update: 10 Oct 2017
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, restraining orders) * 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  
Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 
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 * drop-in hours Mon, Wed 7 pm-9 pm * Thu 2 pm-4 pm * 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 Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ; Legal Counselling ; Legal Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Legal Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Legal Counselling ~ College/University Students ; Legal Counselling ~ First Nations Communities ; Legal Counselling ~ Women ~ Sexually Abused Adults ; Legal Issues Education/Information ; Tenant Rights Information/Counselling
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-562-5600
Fax 613-562-5602
Primary Executive Louise Toone, Director; Email:
Alternate Name SLASS (Student Legal Aid) ; Student Legal Aid Services Society
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
17 Copernicus St
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
View Google Map
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
Other Details
Established 1848
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development * Legal Aid Ontario ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119278877 RR0001 ; Fees ; University of Ottawa
Elections The Board of Governors is appointed.
Resources Written material on legal issues * landlord-tenant rights * consumer protection * small claims * lecture series
Resources Website
Accreditation Yes, by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development