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Prince George Community Legal Clinic offering pro-bono advice

The legal clinic opened in response to the lack of access to justice for low-income individuals.
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The building for the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society at 1268 Fifth Avenue.

The Prince George Community Legal Clinic, which provides legal advice to low-income individuals, has reopened.

The clinic has partnered with the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society (PGUAJS) and is now located at 102-1268 Fifth Avenue and is ready to take on clients.

It is staffed full-time by a supervising lawyer, a legal advocate and a program administrator. The team will be providing pro-bono legal services for the community in response to the lack of access to justice for low-income individuals.

The clinic will focus on many areas of law including:

  • income assistance,
  • survivor pension and death benefits,
  • debt and debt collection,
  • disability (provincial or federal)
  • employment law,
  • human rights,
  • CPP Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed income Security,
  • Residential Tenancy and Tenancy related Civil Resolution Tribunal
  • Judicial Reviews of Administrative Tribunal decisions, as appropriate
  • Indigenous legal issues (including Indian status applications, health benefits, band applications, housing, and income security)

The team is encouraging those in need of legal advice to contact the clinic to see if they can help with the legal matter, and if not will try and provide referrals to other agencies that may be able to help.

The Community Legal Clinic can be reached at 250-612-2582 or through pam@pguajs.ca or jp@pguajs.ca. 

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