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Finding a Community Clinic to Serve You

Most community legal clinics serve geographically defined service (or catchment) areas. In Ottawa there are three such clinics:

  • South Ottawa Community Legal Services (see below)
  • Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre (see below), and
  • West End Legal Services — The latter serve low income residents living west of Holland and Fisher Avenues, and West of the the Rideau river, where Fisher Avenue meets the Rideau. Their catchment area extends to the City's west and southwest boundaries.

If you want to find out which clinic serves you consult the following map or check out Legal Aid Ontario's clinic by postal code resource.

Ottawa Clinics Catchment-service areas

You should also know that –

Some community legal clinics serve non-geographic communities. In Ottawa Clinique juridique francophone de l'Est d'Ottawa serves Eastern Ottawa's francophone community.

The University Of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic provides some services in areas that Community Legal Clinics do not provide.

Contacting SOCLS & CLSOC

South Ottawa Community Legal Services (SOCLS)

Eligibility & Geographic Service Area

South Ottawa Community Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low income individuals living in southern or eastern neighbourhoods in Ottawa. We serve most neighbourhoods south of the Queensway and Highway 174 and east of Fisher Avenue and Prince of Wales Drive.

Location

1355 Bank Street, Suite 406
Ottawa, ON KlH 8K7
Telephone: (613) 733-0140
Fax: (613) 733-0401

Please call to make an appointment.

Use Google Maps to find our office

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Click on the link "View Larger Map" above; when you are taken to google maps select "get directions", enter your your departure point ("my location") and click on the button "Get Directions".

Hours of Operation

Monday: 1:00 - 4:30
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:30

When you visit our offices, please consider becoming a member.

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre (CLSOC)

Eligibility & Geographic Service Area

Community Legal Services Ottawa Centre provides free legal assistance to low income individuals living in the area east of Fisher Avenue and North of the Queensway - Hwy 174). Our service or catchment area extends northward to the Ottawa river and eastward to the city boundary.

Location

1 Nicholas Street, Suite 422
Ottawa, ON KlN 7B7
Telephone: (613) 241-7008
Fax: (613) 241-8680

Please call to make an appointment.

Use Google Maps to find our office

View Larger Map

Click on the link "View Larger Map" above; when you are taken to google maps select "get directions", enter your your departure point ("my location") and click on the button "Get Directions".

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30;
Tuesday: 1:00 - 4:30
Wednesday-Friday: 8:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:30

When you visit our offices, please consider
becoming a member.


Planning your trip to our offices by bus....

Why not try out OC Transpo's "Quick Planner" —

OC Transpo Quick Planner

Click on the image link to the right....

A special thanks to our partner in providing Public Legal Education

Our clinics would like to acknowledge the support from Community Legal Education Ontario. As a community legal clinic supporting public legal education since 1974, CLEO has been an invaluable partner to all of the community legal clinics in Ontario by producing and distributing Public Legal Education materials to all Ontarians. With the launching of "Your Legal Rights" website, CLEO has taken its work into a new era, and has made possible the RSS feeds featured on this site. Please check out their site(s) by clicking on the image links below.

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Your Legal Rights

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Website Credits

The expanded and much improved joint website of South Ottawa Community Legal Services and Community Legal Services (Ottawa Centre) goes live! The expanded and much improved joint website of South Ottawa Community Legal Services and Community Legal Services (Ottawa Centre) goes live! This joint website was designed, produced and managed by the exceptional volunteer efforts of community member Steve Webster, long-time South Ottawa clinic supporter and volunteer; with art work and graphic design by Marc-André Laurence and Ariane Laurence. We are grateful and we thank you very much! Without your efforts, this website would not exist.

  • Web design, logo concept and project management: Steve Webster;
  • Art Work: Marc-André Laurence and Ariane Laurence;
  • Additional graphic design: Marc-André Laurence.

Please Note: Occasionally, external links posted on this website are broken due to changes on the third party websites. To help us keep the site current please report any broken links to the webmaster so that they can be restored. Your assistance is appreciated.

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