ALAS Legal Clinic for Artists

 

As of July 22, 2021, the clinic is fully booked through the summer.  You may still complete an intake form and be added to our waitlist for new sessions opening in late September.

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

The ALAS Legal Clinic operates on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and now also offers some appointments on Fridays at 12:45 pm and 1:15 pm.

The ALAS Legal Clinic is accessed by appointment only. If you wish to make an appointment to speak with a lawyer, then please fill out the form below.  If you have any questions regarding the appointment booking process or general questions about the clinic, please email us at alasontario@gmail.com.

If you would like assistance with the intake form from CARFAC’s Non-Legal-Peer-Support Artist, email Camila at outreach@carfacontario.ca.

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 or lawyer or that you can also 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, and may suggest possible options for you to consider to resolve your issue or proceed towards a resolution. This may include pointing to other resources, sites and organizations.