FREE LEGAL INFO SERVICE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS ! Thanks to a partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke, Townshippers’ Association is pleased to once again provide this clinic giving the public free, easy and confidential access to legal information in English. A student from the Law Faculty at the UdeS volunteers once a week to answer legal questions by phone, email and in person by appointment. Do you have a legal question? Email: It is important to remember that legal information interns are still students. They are not allowed by law to dispense advice or offer opinions. This is reserved for lawyers who have passed the bar exam. Students are able to refer people to practising lawyers as well as other services such as Educaloi.

Please note: Clinic volunteers do not provide legal advice; only information.

Townshippers’ would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of  Josée Chartier and Liliane Normand from the Law Faculty at the Université de Sherbrooke, who work very hard each year to find that “perfect” law student for our community.

Every Wednesday 9AM – 4 PM

Phone: (819) 566-2182 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to meet with a volunteer in person?

Yes, however its important to note that the service is faster by email or phone. In-person visits should be made in advance by appointment.

Can I get information immediately?

No, it can take a week or two for a volunteer to research the answer to your legal question or to find the information that best meets your needs. This is why we advise against dropping in to the office and instead encourage you to call or email ahead with your request.

How does the service work?

The Clinic serves most of its clients by email or phone. With your first contact you will be asked to provide your contact information and details about your situation in order to narrow down your legal questions. The volunteer will then carry out the necessary research and verify the quality of the answer they prepare, which may take up to one week. Once the research is completed, the volunteer will call you back with an answer.

Can I get legal advice?

No. Only lawyers and notaries can provide legal advice or counsel. Since the Clinic is operated by law students, and not lawyers, we are only able to provide free legal information. If you need legal advice or representation, we can refer you to organizations that may better serve your needs.