Enhancing legal support: New court form assistance for women in Durham Region

Luke's Place

In June 2023, we expanded the services we offer women through our Legal Clinic by providing women in Durham Region the opportunity to receive hands-on court form drafting support following a clinic appointment.

If a woman is advised to complete certain court forms from one of our volunteer lawyers during a clinic appointment, she can be referred to our articling student who will work under the supervision of our staff lawyer to complete the required forms with the woman. The woman will also be provided with information on service and filing and will be offered ongoing support for the duration of her court case by one of our legal support workers.  

This expansion of our clinic will operate using a hybrid model where women are supported either in person or virtually. Women who are able to attend onsite at our Oshawa office location will have the benefit of using our Resource Room, which is a space where they can use a computer, printer, scanner and webcam to complete legal research, organize their court files and attend virtual court. 

Learn more about our services for women, here.