| Mar 05, 2009

Back to HomeLegalese - March 5, 2009 Rural Legal Services’ New Website

by Peter Graham, Lawyer, Rural Legal Services

We are pleased to announce that Rural Legal Services is now online at www.rurallegalservices.org. The goal of the website is to provide information about our community legal clinic and the services we provide.

To quote from our home page:

“We are a community legal clinic staffed by lawyers and support staff serving the communities of northern Frontenac and northern Lennox & Addington counties in Ontario. We help you understand your legal rights and provide advice or legal information on many legal topics to all residents of our community. We may represent you in court and before government tribunals on certain matters if you are financially eligible.”

The services page sets out in detail the many areas of law in which we provide service. If you are financially eligible and live in the northern parts of Frontenac or Lennox and Addington Counties, our lawyers can provide services to you, including representation before government tribunals, in the areas of law listed on the services page.

The website explains the other types of services available such as advice services. As noted on the services page the lawyers at the legal clinic will provide legal information and advice to all members of the community. If we cannot provide the information directly, we will direct you to someone who can. Also explained on the services page is Community Legal Education which is an important part of our work. Our community legal education services include presenting workshops on various legal topics of interest to the community.

The contact page provides office location, hours and telephone numbers. It also contains links to maps showing the locations of our main office in Sharbot Lake and our satellite office in Northbrook. By accessing the interactive maps a user is able to obtain detailed driving directions on how to navigate to our offices.

The legalese page contains links to Legalese columns which have recently been published in the Frontenac News. Our Legalese column has been published in The Frontenac News for nearly two decades as part of our commitment to community legal education.

Finally, the resources page provides contact information for many of our community partners offering social services to members of our community. There is a related links page which contains links to the websites of many other social services and not for profit organizations as well as related government sites. Initially, we have grouped these links under the general headings of Seniors, Social Assistance, Landlord-Tenant, Disability and Other Legal.

We invite you to drop by the Rural Legal Services’ website the next time you are surfing the net. We welcome your suggestions on how to improve and develop the site to make it more useful to you.

Legalese is a column of general information and opinion on legal topics by the lawyers of Rural Legal Services, Box 359, Sharbot Lake, ON, K0H2P0, 613-279-3252, or 1-888-777-8916. This column is not intended to provide legal advice. You should contact a lawyer to determine your legal rights and obligations.

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