WHAT SERVICES WE OFFER

CRIMINAL LAW & PROVINCIAL OFFENCES

We handle criminal summary conviction matters (or hybrid matters proceeded with summarily) of a relatively minor nature, where there is no possibility of jail time, such as: 

  • Simple assault 

  • Mischief 

  • Peace Bond Applications 

  • Theft under $5000
     

We do not represent persons charged with domestic violence or family member peace bonds. 

 

If your criminal matter is one of a more serious nature, please contact Legal Aid Ontario for assistance at 1-800-668-8258.  

 

We also handle Provincial Offences such as traffic tickets, trespass violations, and municipal by-law infractions. We do not represent persons charged with parking violations.  

FAMILY LAW

CLA provides general family law summary advice appointments regarding custody, access and child support. CLA does not assist with any family law court matters. 

HOUSING LAW

Our clinic represent tenants only in landlord and tenant disputes. Our team deals with issues that arise under the Residential Tenancies Act such as, applications about maintenance, tenants’ rights, illegal damage deposits, etc. If you are living in an official University Residence, we cannot assist you as the Residential Tenancies Act does not apply. Visit the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board Website for their FAQs.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

 
 
 

Whether you were fired from work or are being treated unfairly, if you have a problem at work we may be able to assist you. We provide legal representation to workers, not employers. We offer a range of legal services from summary advice through to full representation. We also offer public legal education workshops and presentations.

We represent workers before the Ministry of Labour and in the Ontario Small Claims Court in upholding their Employment Standards Act and common law rights. Examples of areas where we can assist our clients include unpaid wages, wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment and reprisals.

Currently we do not represent workers on matters related to Workplace Safety and Insurance Benefits, Insurance claims and unsafe workplace practices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. If we cannot assist you on a matter, we will refer you to other resources.

 

We advocate for the dignified treatment of older adults and offer assistance as they interact with the justice system. Whether you are an older person looking to learn more about your rights or a caregiver or some who suspects elder abuse, we may be able to assist you. We offer a range of legal services from summary advice through to full representation. We also strive to educate our community on ageism and the abuse of older persons by offering public legal education workshops and presentations.

Examples of areas where we can assist our clients include disputing home care invoices, financial fraud, elder discrimination, abuse and neglect.

Currently we do not draft powers of attorney documents, wills, guardianship applications or handle estate matters that exceed the Ontario Small Claims Court monetary jurisdiction of $35,000.00. CLA is part of the elder abuse response network, if we cannot assist you on a matter, we will refer you to other available services and resources.

 

We offer free legal advice and representation to University of Windsor undergraduate students in:

  • Academic and Non-Academic Integrity matters – the University’s internal system

  • *Notarizations – providing a legal photocopy copy of a document such as a transcript or a degree.

  • *Commissions – swearing an affidavit.

​       *first two copies are free of charge

 

CONSUMER RIGHTS

Are you having difficulty resolving an issue with a business? Did you sign up for service and are surprised with the fees? We may be able to assist you with a variety of consumer problems. We represent consumers, not businesses. We do not represent individuals in a dispute between one another. We offer a range of legal services from summary advice through to full representation. We also offer public legal education workshops and presentations.

We offer legal representation to consumers enforcing their rights under the Consumer Protection Act, the Payday Loans Act, the Repair and Storage Liens Act and a variety of other consumer laws and contract rights. We represent our clients before the Ministry of Business and Consumer Affairs and in the Ontario Small Claims Court.

We can assist you to determine whether your consumer rights were violated, and how best to resolve your matter.

 

COMMISSIONING & AFFIDAVITS