Legal clinic

The Interligne team now offers a legal clinic service offered to members of the LGBTQ+ community. To do this, we are looking for people studying law or working in the field of law with an interest in volunteering in a community organization, in order to respond to the calls and emails that the clinic will receive.

Volunteering at the legal clinic can be done in two ways: through attendance at the call-in legal clinics in Montreal, or as part of the expert network.

Attendance during call-in legal clinics

To get involved in this way, please note that, as the clinics are held on Interligne’s premises, the person must reside in Montreal, or have the opportunity to go there.
Tasks

  • Respond to calls to identify the legal issue raised and respond, if possible, by providing appropriate legal information;
  • Refer to appropriate services depending on the area of law;
  • Keep a call log;
  • Pass on more complex issues or one’s requiring legal advice to a member of the expert network;
  • Perform any other task related to researching and developing informative content.

The profile we are looking for

  • Is studying or training in law;
  • Has a good ability to simplify and transmit information;
  • Possesses or wants to develop knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ realities and their variability from one context to another;
  • Is living or is able to come to Montreal

 
Be part of the expert network
The network of expert references is made up of professionals such as Bar lawyers or registered notaries, who actively practice law.

Members of the expert network offer themselves as a reference source for volunteer respondents and will answer further questions and provide legal advice.

The services of members of the expert network will be used on a sporadic basis and are not required to reside in or around Montreal.

 
Tasks

  • Receive calls requiring legal advice, transmitted by members of the Interligne’s Legal Clinic;
  • Fill out a follow-up note where certain information will need to be given to Interligne;
  • Fill out the call log.

 
The profile we are looking for

  • Be a member of the Bar;
  • Has an active law practice;
  • Has a good ability to simplify and transmit information;
  • Possesses or wants to develop knowledge and understanding of LGBTQ+ realities and their variability from one context to another.

 

To be part of the expert network, you will need to record the number of hours per month you want to invest in the service and calls will be referred according to the areas of law and the hours available.

 

Show your interest in volunteering

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