Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic

Site: Geraldton Office

Service: Legal Clinic

Description & Services
Public Comments
  • This clinic does not assist with Legal Aid applications and certificates 
  • Individuals residing in the District of Thunder Bay who wish to have a lawyer represent them in Criminal or Family court should contact Legal Aid Ontario at 1-866-297-5559
Description (Service)
  • Provides legal advice and assistance to residents within the district, particularly Aboriginal people who because of poverty, geographic isolation or language differences, do not have access to traditional existing legal services 
  • Focuses on helping people get income maintenance benefits and maintain access to housing 
  • Provides advice, assistance and representation in courts or tribunals 
  • Facilitates legal education workshops in appropriate areas of law
 
Note No advice or representation is given regarding Family Law or Criminal Law; no legal advice is given through the Facebook page due to confidentiality issues (call clinic directly)
Hours Intake for legal matters available Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon only 
Emergency appointments Mon-Fri 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Beardmore ; Caramat ; Geraldton ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Jellicoe ; Long Lake 58 First Nation ; Longlac ; Nakina
Eligibility
  • Anyone needing advice or a referral in the areas of law covered by the clinic 
  • Must meet financial criteria to be represented
Application
  • Call or visit office during intake hours 
  • For urgent matters, individuals can call during afternoons, but legal worker will determine urgency
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Fees None ; If the clinic has to pay for disbursements such as a medical report or a Court filing fee, then clients are asked to pay it back to the clinic if possible, when the matter is resolved
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-854-1278
Toll Free Phone 1-866-875-4952
Fax 807-854-1542
Website www.kalc.ca
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Primary Contact Pam LeBlanc, Receptionist; Email: leblanp@lao.on.ca
Alternate Contact Chantal Walterson, Community Legal Worker; Email: waltersc@lao.on.ca
Primary Executive Beth Ponka, Director of Administration; Phone: 807-344-2478; Fax: 807-345-2842; Email: ponkab@lao.on.ca
Alternate Executive Sally Colquhoun, Coordinator of Legal Services; Phone: 807-344-2478; Fax: 807-345-2842; Email: colquhos@lao.on.ca
Site Location In the building beside "G. Muree Ladies Wear"
Located In Community Geraldton
Address 404 Main St, Unit A
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
 
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Intersection Main St and 4 Ave S
Mailing Address Box 1090 
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Private - Legal Aid Ontario