The Legal Information Clinic

Founded in 1973 as an initiative by McGill Law students, the Legal Information Clinic is a free, non-profit, student-run legal information service. At the time of its opening, the clinic employed two directors and a few dozen volunteers. By 1988, a referendum of the student union allowed for the provision of direct funding towards the clinic’s activities, forging a new path forward for the service. 

Today, the clinic staffs six directors and more than 80 volunteers, serving around 2,000 clients per year with a mandate to “provide legal information, referrals and community services to the McGill and Montreal communities, with a continuing commitment to meeting the needs of marginalized groups.”