ALAS Legal Clinic for Artists

 

Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) legal clinic, facilitated by Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity (ALAC), brings together volunteer lawyers and artists seeking summary legal advice or information through one-on-one 30-minute consultation sessions.

The ALAS Legal Clinic is accessible by appointment only and on ZOOM. In-person meetings are not offered at this time. 

Clinic Hours: 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.30pm to 7.00pm.  New: every other Friday, 12.45pm to 1.15pm 

If you wish to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer, please fill out the form below.

Contact / Help: 

ALAS: Please feel free to contact us with any questions pertaining to the booking process, access needs, and any general inquiries at alasontario@gmail.com

Dedicated CARFAC One-On-One Support: Please email Flora, outreach@carfacontario.ca, a CARFAC representative and peer-artist to assist you with filling in the intake form and accommodating other access needs. Additionally, she is able to guide you through other existing resources and services, and provide non-legal general assistance via phone, email, and other modes of communication. 

Video Guide: Please view our video guide on the appointment booking process here.   

How it works

1. You (the artist) submit the intake form below.

2. We assess your form to determine the best way to help you with your issues or concerns.

3. A volunteer law student will contact you to set up a meeting.

4. You will show up to your appointment at which a volunteer lawyer will meet with you for 30 minutes.  They will provide their services pro bono (free) and on a confidential basis.  They will listen to your concerns in regard to any artistic discipline and provide summary legal advice and information aimed at addressing your legal issues.

5. Should you require further legal assistance after your appointment, the volunteer lawyer may suggest you contact or retain another legal clinic, lawyer and/or contact the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Society Referral Service.

The lawyer providing summary legal advice and information will, without research or follow up, explain briefly and help you understand your situation with respect to the law or laws that may be applicable.  They may suggest possible options for you to consider to resolve your issue or proceed towards a resolution, including pointing you to other resources, sites and organizations.