Do you Qualify for LHC Services?
In order to get legal information, summary advice or a referral at a Drop-In Clinic or Telephone Appointment, you must:
- Not qualify for Legal Aid. Learn about Legal Aid’s criteria and Agreement to Pay Program.
- Not already have a lawyer helping you with your legal matter
- Lawyers must avoid helping both sides of a disagreement. We will complete a conflict check to ensure that we have not already helped another person involved in your matter. If a conflict exists, we cannot help you. However, we will do our best to refer you somewhere else.
- Meet our Financial Eligibility Guideline – as part of the client intake form, you will be required to sign a declaration stating the number of people in your family unit and the total annual income all people in your family.
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- under 18 years of age; or18 years of age or over and have not become independent of the parents as result of illness, disability or are enrolled in a full-time education program.
Family or Consumer Protection Clinics
Before being allowed to attend a specialized clinic appointment for further assistance, you must provide proof of your family unit and the gross income of all of its members:
NOTE: Other Factors will be considered in determining a client’s eligibility for specialized clinic appointments, including:
- potential consequences faced by the client
- urgency of the matter
- complexity of the matter
- availability of student and lawyer resources.
Change of Circumstances
Eligibility will be reviewed on an on-going basis. If it is discovered that information provided about family size and income differ from what was originally indicated, or if circumstances change making a client ineligible, LHC has the right to cease services.