A mobile legal clinic will visit Rouyn Noranda in March

A mobile legal clinic will visit Rouyn-Noranda in March

The University of Montreal Legal Clinic will be in Rouyn-Noranda from March 3-9 to provide information and legal advice.

Services are already available via videoconference, but a grant is allowing the legal clinic to travel to Abitibi-Témiscamingue for the first time.

The public is welcome To to meet with one of the law students.

We meet people in the first hour, we take note of their files, their facts, their problems. “We research and meet with them a second time to give them a fairly complete legal opinion,” explains Me David Tremblay, managing attorney at the legal clinic.

The files can, for example, relate to housing law, civil liability, consumer protection or family law.

The service is offered free of charge. Applications must be submitted before February 28 on the University of Montreal Legal Clinic website or by calling 514-343-7851.

Get general legal information

The team will also travel to various public locations to answer more general questions.

When people come to us with a housing problem, we can, for example, provide information about what rights tenants have when we request a rent increase, says Me Tremblay.

The aim of the tour is also to introduce law students to the regions.