945 3rd Avenue East, Suite 2, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2K8
Provides free legal information, advice and representation, as well as other services, to low income residents of Grey and Bruce Counties. The Clinic is a non-profit corporation staffed by lawyers, community legal workers and administrative staff and directed by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the community.
CLEO produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Its work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. It is part of Ontario's legal aid system, and works in partnership with other legal clinics and community organizations across the province. Areas of law covered include: Abuse and Family Violence; Consumer Law; Criminal Law; Employment and Work; Family Law; Health and Disability; Housing Law; Immigration and Refugee; Legal System; Social Assistance and Pension. Information is available in many formats, video, audio, pdf etc. and in several languages.
The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS), (known for the past 40 years as the Lawyer Referral Service), fills an important community need by connecting lawyers and people looking for assistance with a legal matter. In response to growing public demand, the Law Society has expanded its referral service to include paralegals as well as lawyers. When you call the LSRS, they will provide you with the name of a lawyer or licensed paralegal who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes to help you determine your rights and options. Access the service by calling or by accessing our on-line request form.