The Algoma Community Legal Clinic is a law office in Sault Ste. Marie, ON funded by
Legal Aid Ontario. It is staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and support staff, who provide free legal advice and representation to eligible clients in certain areas of law.
Our Legal Services
You may qualify for representation by the legal clinic if:
1. You live in Sault Ste. Marie or in the western part of the Algoma District;
2. You are within the financial eligibility guidelines adopted by our
Board of Directors (if your earnings are limited or if you receive social assistance, employment insurance or a government pension, you probably qualify); and
3. You require assistance in one of the following areas:
Social Assistance, including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program Benefits and Family Benefits
Canada Pension Plan Benefits
Old Age Security Pensions
Rent Increases and Rent Review
Rent-Geared-to-Income Housing, Social Housing
Criminal Injuries Compensation
In these areas of law, we may act for you in court or before an administrative tribunal. We may also assist you in representing yourself or in making official complaints.
We may also be able to assist you by commissioning affidavits and/or notarizing documents in the areas of laws in which we practice.
Welcome to the
Algoma Community Legal Clinic Website
Serving the Algoma community by addressing the legal needs of low income residents.
We are committed to protecting the legal rights of low income residents in Algoma by providing a range of advocacy and legal services in a quality and efficient manner.
This site provides general information only, specific to Ontario, Canada. It is NOT legal advice. Laws, practices and policies change over time. The applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. You should get legal advice for your particular situation.
Please call us or a lawyer in your area for advice on your particular situation.
An Important Update regarding our response to COVID-19
In the interest of ensuring the safety of our clients, community partners and staff, the
Algoma Community Legal Clinic has suspended all walk-in services effective immediately. As part of our continuing commitment to serving the legal needs of our community during this difficult time, the Clinic will continue providing services to the best of our ability by phone. Individuals can call the office to schedule an appointment and all appointments will be conducted over the phone at this time, and until further notice.