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					           LEGAL CLINIC COURSE
           APPLICATION BOOKLET
                              2011-2012


             Deadline to submit applications :
       3:00pm, Wednesday March 9, 2011 @ S.A.O.
The information contained in this booklet applies to Legal Clinic Course I (6
   credits), Legal Clinic Course II (3 credits) & Legal Clinic III (3 credits).

       The Legal Clinic Course may be taken in the following terms:
                 Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012 or
                         Academic Year 2011-2012


Eligibility: Law students entering 3rd or 4th year
     Please address all questions to Luke Brown, the Legal Clinic Course Coordinator,
                                    mlcc.law@mcgill.ca
                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LEGAL CLINIC COURSE ................................................................. 2 
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LEGAL CLINIC COURSE ................................................................. 2 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE ..................................................................................................................................... 5 
LEGAL CLINIC COURSE - APPLICATION FORM / FORMULAIRE DE DEMANDE D’INSCRIPTION ..... 7 
   ACTION RÉFUGIÉS MONTRÉAL ............................................................................................................................. 8 
   WORLD DOPING AGENCY / AGENCE MONDIALE ANTIDOPAGE ................................................................... 9 
   CENTRE FOR LAW AND AGING ............................................................................................................................ 10 
   CHEZ DORIS .............................................................................................................................................................. 11 
   COMITÉ D’AIDE AUX RÉFUGIÉS/ JUST SOLUTIONS CLINIC .......................................................................... 12 
   CONCORDIA STUDENT UNION LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC ................................................................... 13 
   ÉDUCALOI................................................................................................................................................................. 14 
   GROUPE D’AIDE ET D’INFORMATION SUR LE HARCELEMENT SEXUEL AU TRAVAIL (GAIHST) ......... 15 
   INNOCENCE MCGILL .............................................................................................................................................. 16 
   LE BON DIEU DANS LA RUE ................................................................................................................................. 17 
   MILE END LEGAL CLINIC ...................................................................................................................................... 18 
   PINAY – FILIPINO WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF QUEBEC ............................................................................... 19 
   PROJECT GENESIS ................................................................................................................................................... 20 
   SHIELD OF ATHENA FAMILY SERVICES ............................................................................................................ 21 
   TYNDALE ST-GEORGES COMMUNITY CENTRE LEGAL CLINIC ................................................................... 22 
   YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ....................................................................................................................... 23 




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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LEGAL CLINIC COURSE

                                  LEGAL CLINIC COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Legal Clinic Course (LCC) gives students an opportunity to enrich their legal education through practical
work experience in law-related fields. Students work in various community organizations and legal clinics
providing legal information and assistance to socially disadvantaged individuals and groups.

The course promotes a deeper understanding of the legal system’s response to poverty and inequality. Students
are confronted with the social reality of access to justice and the interrelationship between legal concerns and
economic, psychological, ethical and other social problems. The course also allows students to pursue work in
organizations devoted to promoting and researching public interest law.

Depending on the choice of organization, students will be exposed to a variety of legal areas. These areas
typically include family, consumer, criminal, income security and social welfare, landlord-tenant, worker’s
compensation, unemployment insurance, immigration, environmental and human rights.

The Legal Clinic Courses allow students the flexibility to do one 6-credit course, one 3-credit course or two 3-
credit courses. In all scenarios, students may take a maximum of 6 credits.

Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty of Law, may with permission of the Dean or the Dean’s
delegate, work once in an approved 6-credit legal clinic:
WRIT 433D1/D2 Legal Clinic 1 (6 credits): Course may be completed in any consecutive terms, not necessarily
fall/winter, or during the summer.

Students who have completed four terms in the Faculty of Law may, with permission of the Dean of the Dean’s
delegate, work twice in an approved 3-credit legal clinic.
WRIT 434 Legal Clinic 2 (3 credits): Course may be completed in any term.
WRIT 435 Legal Clinic 3 (3 credits): Course may be completed in any term.

                                         CRITÈRES D’ADMISSIBILITÉ:

   Les étudiants doivent avoir complété au moins quatre (4) sessions en droit avant le commencement de leur
    participation au cours de Clinique juridique. Tout étudiant n’ayant pas complété sa deuxième année à
    la Faculté de droit de l’Université McGill en mai 2011 n’est pas admissible.

   Pour être admis, les étudiants doivent de plus recevoir l’autorisation de la Doyenne adjointe (aux étudiants)
    ainsi que du Superviseur de la Faculté, conformément à la description du cours (nous nous chargeons de leur
    transmettre les demandes). En pratique, cette année, ils exigent une moyenne égale ou supérieure à 2,7. SVP
    inclure une copie de votre relevé de notes pour les fins de la Faculté seulement.

   Bien que cela ne soit pas obligatoire, nous encourageons les étudiants à devenir bénévoles à la Clinique
    d’information juridique de McGill avant de s’inscrire au cours de Clinique juridique.

   Les étudiants peuvent participer soit au cours Legal Clinic I, Legal Clinic II ou Legal Clinic III été, automne,
    hiver ou année académique pour un maximum de 6 crédits durant leurs études.

   Si l’étudiant soumet des applications pour un stage d’été (de 6 crédits) en même tant que des applications
    pour l’année académique, il doit nécessairement retirer sa candidature pour les stages de l’année académique
    s’il est accepté par un organisme pour l’été.




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                                              NATURE OF THE WORK:

A student may be required to do any of the following:
 Provide legal information either in person or by telephone. The Quebec Bar Act prevents students from giving legal
    advice.
 Write legal memoranda.
 Conduct legal research (library research, telephone inquiries).
 Observe court and tribunal proceedings. The Quebec Bar Act prevents students from acting as legal representatives for
    clients.
 Lead public legal education activities (seminars, information meetings, etc.).
 Draft pamphlets or brochures for the public.

The work must be juridical in nature. Please note that clerical work or ‘court run’ activities will not meet
course requirements.

                                            COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Time commitment:

LEGAL CLINIC COURSE I (6 credits): Completed during the summer, summer-fall, or academic year. It
entails 200 hours of juridical work. During the academic year, students work, on average, 8-10 hours per week.
Schedules are generally more flexible during the summer.

LEGAL CLINIC COURSE II (3 credits): Completed during (a) summer, or (b) fall, or (c) winter. It entails
100 hours of juridical work. Students work, on average, 8-10 hours per week. Schedules are generally more
flexible during the summer.

LEGAL CLINIC COURSE III (3 credits): This course may be taken only by students who have completed
the LEGAL CLINIC COURSE II (3 credits) and is not open to students who have taken the LEGAL CLINIC
COURSE I (6 credits). It may be taken by students either during their 3rd year at the Law Faculty, during the
summer between their 3rd and 4th year or during their 4th year.

The course entails 100 hours of juridical work. Students work, on average, 8-10 hours per week. Schedules are
generally more flexible in the summer.

Students wishing to do two 3-credit internships during the same academic year (May to April) will have to enroll
for both in the spring at the same time as for all internships. Students wishing to do an internship at the same
organization during two consecutive semesters must apply for the 6-credit course.

Students will be asked to indicate their preferred organizations, but note that priority in the placement will be
given to applications for the Legal Clinic Courses I and II (i.e. to students who have not yet done a placement).
The applications for the Legal Clinic Course III will be sent to the organizations once the students who applied
for the Legal Clinic Courses I and II have accepted positions.

Examples: (Please note, these examples are not exhaustive of the options available to you!)

E.g. 1: I wish to work with two different organizations: one in the Fall semester, and a different one in the Winter
semester. I would apply at the same time for both Legal Clinic Course II (with the first organization in
the Fall), and Legal Clinic Course III (with the second organization in the Winter). Each placement is
worth 3 credits, for a total of 6 credits.



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E.g. 2: I wish to volunteer for the same organization for 6 credits. I would apply for the Legal Clinic Course I. I
can complete my 200 hours over the course of the Summer session (May until April), or Summer and
Fall (i.e. May till December), or over the course of Fall and Winter (i.e. September until April).

N.B.: It is the responsibility of each student to keep track of the hours completed. Only those
hours spent doing law-related work may be counted.

2. Written element:
You are required to submit periodic reports which vary in length from either 1-2 pages or 3-5 pages. All reports
are to be handed in to the SAO by the specified deadlines.

   LCC-I (academic year, 6 credits): must submit 4 reports
   LCC-I (summer-fall & summer, 6 credits): must submit 3 reports
   LCC-II (summer, fall, winter, 3 credits): must submit 2 reports
   LCC-III (summer, fall, winter, 3 credits): must submit 2 reports

3. Supervisor reports:
The organization director and the supervising lawyer must complete two evaluations of the student’s work. The
completed evaluation form should be sent to the SAO by mail or by fax to the attention of Me Helena Lamed,
or emailed directly to Me. Lamed. (Deadlines will be made available once the student is placed in the course.)
For details on student supervision and the role of the supervising lawyer, see below.

                                       SUPERVISION DES ETUDIANTS:

Les étudiants doivent être supervisés par un professeur ou un avocat membre du Barreau. Plusieurs
cliniques n’ont pas d’avocats sur place. Dans ce cas, un employé de l’organisme doit être en mesure de
superviser directement l’étudiant tout en s’assurant d’un contact hebdomadaire (par téléphone ou par courriel)
avec l’avocat travaillant avec l’organisme. Tous les organismes doivent s’assurer qu’un avocat est disponible pour
la supervision, soit en personne, soit par téléphone ou par courriel. L’avocat agit en tant que personne-ressource
pour l’étudiant en répondant à ses questions, en le guidant dans ses recherches, en formulant des suggestions, en
vérifiant l’exactitude de l’information donnée par l’étudiant, etc. L’avocat devrait également fournir des
commentaires sur les travaux écrits par l’étudiant.

L’étudiant et l’avocat doivent se rencontrer régulièrement:
 LCC-I (6 crédits): Les étudiants doivent avoir un minimum de 7 rencontres en personne avec l’avocat
    superviseur.
 LCC-II, LCC III (3 crédits): Les étudiants doivent avoir un minimum de 4 rencontres en personne avec
    l’avocat superviseur.

                                         NO WITHDRAWAL POLICY:

By signing the application form, you waive your right to withdraw your application. If you are selected, you
furthermore waive your right to withdraw from the course and undertake to fulfill all enrollment requirements
once placed in an organization. This waiver and commitment are strictly observed. This means that by
submitting your application to the SAO by Wednesday March 9, 2011, you agree to undergo the entire
application process.

Students withdrawing their application without specific authorization will no longer be admissible to
the Legal Clinic course.

Furthermore, please take note that once you have been selected for a placement, the Assistant Dean’s office will
immediately register you for the course via Minerva.

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                                  APPLICATION PROCEDURE
                                       What you need to do:

   1. Choose up to 3 community organizations where you wish to do the LCC and select the
      LCC term(s) that suit(s) your schedule.

   2. Complete & sign the application form included in this booklet. Please make note of the no
      withdrawal policy (see page 4).

   3. If you are applying to both the LCC II (3 credits) and LCC III (3 credits), please hand in 2 forms:
       one for the LCC II and another for the LCC III.

   4. Include a copy of your unofficial transcript (from Minerva) for Faculty purposes only (it will
      not be sent to organizations).

   5. Write a cover letter explaining your interest in working in a community clinic setting for
      each organization to which you are applying. Address each letter to the contact person of the
      relevant organization. Do not forget to sign your letter(s)!

   6. Include 4 copies of your C.V. (8 copies if you are applying to both the LCC II and III).

   7. Since your application may be faxed to the organizations, please only print your cover letters
      and C.V.s single-sided.

   8. Drop off your application form, letter(s) and C.V.s to the SAO, c/o Luke Brown, Legal
      Clinic Course Coordinator. Do not send your applications to the organizations or
      contact the organizations directly.

   9. Be available for face-to-face and/or telephone interviews from March 14-25 for a summer
      placement and in May for a Fall, Winter or Fall-Winter placement. Organizations themselves
      select the students with whom they wish to work, and generally will want to speak with
      and/or meet all applicants.

AFTER your application is submitted :

   1. March: The Faculty Supervisor and the Assistant Dean (Students) will evaluate your
      application.

   2. March to May: Faculty-approved applications are given to the Legal Clinic Course
      Coordinator. He will send them to the organizations. Summer LCC applications are dealt
      with first (in March and early April). Others are to be dealt with in May.

   3. Interview period: March 14-25 (For summer placement) / May and early June (other
      placements). Organizations contact students for interviews. The organizations themselves
      choose the student(s) with whom they wish to work.

                             *APPLICATION DEADLINE *
                (summer 2011, fall 2011, academic year 2011-2012, winter 2012)

                          ► Wednesday March 9, 2011, 3PM @ SAO ◄




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                                     IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

     If you are currently in first year law, do not apply.

     Do NOT contact the organizations directly. Any inquiries should be made through the Legal
      Clinic Course Coordinator. For more information on the nature of the work at any given
      organization, you are recommended to contact a student currently working there (see the
      organizations’ descriptions below).

     If you plan on leaving Montreal in May and/or June, please include your summer contact
      information (including dates away, phone numbers at which you can be reached, and email
      addresses) on both the application form and your résumés. Furthermore, please keep the Legal
      Clinic Course Coordinator notified of any changes in your contact information. Most
      organizations will want to contact applicants. If you are not available during the application season,
      you may miss out on your preferred organizations.

     Please note that your applications will be sent to all the organizations you select. You may
      receive offers from more than one organization. It will then be up to you to decide which offer to
      accept and which to respectfully decline. Due to the no withdrawal policy, you must accept one
      offer.

     If you are applying for both the summer LCC and academic year LCC, please note that if you are
      selected for a 6-credit summer placement, you must withdraw your applications for the academic
      year.

     If you are applying for the Legal Clinic Course III, your application will be sent out after students
      applying to the LCC I and II have received placements.

     If, for some reason, you are not placed in one of the three organizations that you selected, the Legal
      Clinic Course Coordinator can suggest alternatives. Contact him for more information.

     Give considerable thought to what you would like to do at your clinic. Each clinic offers a different
      experience so ensure that your choices will allow you the opportunity to perform the work in which
      you are interested.

     If you are selected by an organization, the Assistant Dean’s Office will immediately register you for
      the LCC on Minerva.

 Please note that by signing the application form you waive your right to withdraw your
  application and if you are selected, your right to withdraw from the course. You undertake
  to fulfill all enrolment requirements once placed in an organization. This waiver and commitment
  are strictly observed.
             N.B. The information contained in this booklet is subject to change as new information is received.

                                                  COMMENTAIRES GENERAUX
    L’information contenue dans ce document concerne les stages pour l’été 2011, l’automne 2011, l’année académique 2011-
       2012 et l’hiver 2012. Pour toute information supplémentaire, S.V.P. communiquer avec Luke Brown, présentement
                                coordinateur du cours de Clinique juridique, mlcc.law@mcgill.ca.


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         LEGAL CLINIC COURSE - APPLICATION FORM / FORMULAIRE DE DEMANDE
         D’INSCRIPTION
1.   Compléter & signer le présent formulaire de demande d’inscription.
2.   Rédiger une lettre d’intention pour chacun des organismes communautaires pour lesquels vous posez votre candidature. Vous
     devriez y décrire pourquoi vous êtes intéressé/e à faire un stage dans chaque clinique communautaire de votre choix.
3.   Inclure 4 copies de votre curriculum vitae.
4.   Inclure une copie de votre relevé de notes pour les fins de la Faculté seulement.
5.   Déposer les items 1 à 4 au SAO, à l’attention de Luke Brown, coordinateur du cours de Clinique juridique. N’envoyez aucun document
     directement aux organismes communautaires.

Date limite pour poser votre candidature pour TOUS les cours (été, été-automne, automne, hiver, année universitaire): Mercredi le 9 mars
2011 à 15h00
 NOTICE: In submitting my application, I have read and understood pages 2 to 6. I undertake not to withdraw my
 application from this point onwards (before, during and after offers are made); if I am selected, I undertake to fulfill
 all necessary enrolment formalities and I forego the right to withdraw from this course. I understand that I can only
 withdraw if I am not selected by any of my chosen organizations.

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________

Student ID: _______________________________                              Year of study: ________________________

Phone Number: ____________________________

Email address: ________________________________________________
□ I will be away during the summer from ______________________ until __________________________. However, I will be accessible
by (please check) □ email and/or □ telephone:( ………)………-……………… *** This section is mandatory if you are away for any of the
summer months.
         Community Organizations                                     Selected Legal Clinic Course Term
              (Max. of 3)                                Please indicate which terms you’d prefer for each organization
                                                       Legal Clinic Course I (6 credits, 200      Legal Clinic Course II & III (3
                                                                      hours)                           credits, 100 hours)
                                                       Summer        Summer-       Academic     Summer          Fall        Winter
                                                         2010        Fall 2010 Year 2010-        2010          2010          2011
                                                                                     2011




This application will be sent to the Faculty Supervisor and the Assistant Dean (Students) for approval. Once approved, the organizations will
be provided with the applications of interested students, and may contact those students for interviews. The organizations themselves choose
the student(s) who will work with them. Students will be informed of their placement as soon as possible.

Student’s Signature: ____________________________________________________Date______________

         For Office Use Only:                Approved                       Refused                 Conditional

________________________________________                                                   _________________
         Signature of Faculty Supervisor                                                            Date

________________________________________________                                           _____________________
       Signature of Assistant Dean (Students)                                                     Date


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ACTION RÉFUGIÉS MONTRÉAL

Adresse:                             1439, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, suite 2
                                     Montréal (Québec)
                                     H3G 1S6

Site web :                           http://philnorton.net/actionrefugies/

La personne ressource:               Me Maude Côté / Mrs. Jenny Jeanes
L’avocat responsable:                Me Mitchell Goldberg


Les sessions disponibles pour placement:
Été (3 crédits), Année académique (6 crédits)

Nombre d’étudiants :                 1-2 (été), 1-2 (année académique)

Nature du travail:                   Faire de la recherche ponctuelle (suivi). Faire de la recherche
                                     sur un dossier particulier. Rencontrer les personnes détenues
                                     au Centre de prévention de l’immigration; leur fournir de
                                     l’information. Faire le suivi des dossiers; s’impliquer dans les
                                     interventions avec les membres du personnel; préparer les
                                     sessions de formation des bénévoles; assister aux auditions à
                                     titre d’observateur. Participer dans des réunions (représenter
                                     l’organisme).

Langues de travail:                  Français, anglais, une troisième langue est souhaitable.

La clientèle:                        Réfugiés, personnes sans statut légal au Canada, personnes
                                     détenues au Centre de prévention de l’immigration.

Qualités requises:                   Autonomie; bon sens de l’organisation; débrouillardise; aime
                                     relever des défis; s’intéresse à la question des droits de la
                                     personne et au droit de l’immigration et des réfugiés.

Informations supplémentaires:        The work done by law students at this organization requires
                                     them to have security clearance according to the requirements
                                     of the Holding Centre. Students will be asked to complete
                                     security forms as soon as their placement is confirmed. Les
                                     étudiant(e)s qui ont résidé à l’étranger pour une période
                                     consécutive de trois mois ou plus durant les cinq dernières
                                     années ne seront pas éligibles.

Étudiantes en 2010-2011:             Mina Chamsi (mina.chamsi@mail.mcgill.ca), Rachel Gotthilf
                                    (rgotthilf@gmail.com)



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WORLD DOPING AGENCY / AGENCE MONDIALE ANTIDOPAGE

Adresse:                              Stock Exchange Tower
                                      800 Square Victoria (suite 1700)
                                      Montréal (Québec)
                                      H4Z 1B7

Site web:                             www.wada-ama.org

Personne ressource:                   Me Emiliano Simonelli
Avocat responsable:                   Me Emiliano Simonelli


Les sessions disponibles pour placement:
Été (6 crédits), été/automne (6 crédits), automne-hiver (6 crédits)

Nombre d’étudiants:                   1 en tout temps

Nature du travail:                    Le stage implique d’abord la rédaction et la mise à jour de
                                      documents juridiques destinés aux Signataires du Code
                                      Mondiale Antidopage, ainsi que la participation aux projets
                                      courants de l’Agence Mondiale Antidopage dans le domaine
                                      juridique. En outre, une activité de recherche législative et
                                      jurisprudentielle sera requise. Le droit du sport et notamment
                                      le secteur lié à la lutte contre le dopage constituent évidement
                                      la base du travail juridique que l’étudiant/e sera appelé/e à
                                      effectuer. Pour un meilleur aperçu de la mission de l’Agence
                                      mondiale antidopage, la consultation du site (www.wada-
                                      ama.org) est recommandée.

Langue de travail:                    Français et anglais

La clientèle:                         Parmi les Signataires du Code, on peut citer 204 Comités
                                      Nationaux Olympiques, 80 Organisations Nationales
                                      Antidopage et 70 Fédérations Sportives Internationales.

Qualités requises:                    Avoir de l’initiative et être polyvalent; faire preuve
                                      d’imagination et de créativité; aimer travailler en équipe;
                                      pouvoir répondre à des questions de droit très diversifiées;
                                      posséder une habilité à adapter sur un plan concret des
                                      dispositions juridiques; posséder des aptitudes particulières de
                                      rédaction; être bilingue.

Étudiants en 2010-2011:               Catherine Frémont (catherine.fremont@mail.mcgill.ca), Marly
                                      Ochmann St-Jean (marly.ochmannst-jean@mail.mcgill.ca),
                                      Aiden Talai (aiden.talai@mail.mcgill.ca)



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CENTRE FOR LAW AND AGING

Address:                      National Institute of Law, Policy and Aging/ Institut national du droit,
                              de la politique et du vieillissement
                              1155 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1470
                              Montreal, QC H3B 2V6

Web site:                     http://nilpa.org/

Resource Person:              Me Ann Soden, Ad. E.
Supervising Lawyer:           Me Ann Soden, Ad. E.

Term placement availability: Summer (6 credits); Summer-Fall (6 credits); Academic Year (6 credits)

Number of students:           2 (summer); 2 (academic year)

Nature of the work:           Time will be fairly equally divided amongst client work, legal research and
                              community outreach, including sessions with multidisciplinary experts on
                              law and aging issues described below.

                              Educational sessions on pertinent Elder Law topics and orientation sessions
                              to prepare for outreach/consultations will be given by supervising lawyer
                              and multidisciplinary experts in medicine, social work, law enforcement on
                              issues of discrimination, capacity, autonomy and protection, end-of life
                              planning and decision-making, promising approaches to addressing abuse,
                              exploitation and neglect, powers of attorney/mandates given in anticipation
                              of incapacity/protective regimes.

Languages:                    English, French (and other languages are always welcome)

Clientele:                    Older adults, those planning for aging and those representing and serving
                              older adults, professionals, mandataries, advisors, tutors and curators.

Necessary qualities:          Ability to combine social and legal skills, interest in law and aging research,
                              a commitment to social justice, good interview and listening skills,
                              compassion, flexibility and resourcefulness.

Additional information:       Elder Law, nationally recognized by the Canadian Bar Association as a new
                              field of practice and of law in 2002, grew out of the field of Wills and
                              Estates but is now much broader cutting across many disciplines. For more
                              information on the breadth of the field please refer to
                              http://www.elderlawcanada.ca. CLIAA is the first such Elder Law clinic in
                              Canada.

2010-2011 students:           Zoë Zeng (zoe.zeng@mail.mcgill.ca), Courtney Retter
                              (courtney.retter@mail.mcgill.ca), Patrick Reynaud
                              (patrick.reynaud@mail.mcgill.ca)




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CHEZ DORIS

Adresse:                      1430 Chomedey
                              Montréal, Québec
                              H3H 2A7

Website:                      www.chezdoris.ca

Resource person:              Ms. Olga Grilo
Supervising lawyer:           Me Rajpattie Persaud


Term placement availability:
Academic Year (6 credits), Summer (6 or 3 credits); Fall (3 credits); Winter (3 credits)

Number of students:           1 for each term placement

Nature of the work:           Answering questions about family, criminal, landlord-tenant and
                              welfare law; presenting seminars on various topics; accompanying
                              women to court and/or other legal needs; providing emotional support
                              to shelter residents; helping out by serving meals, gaining the trust of
                              the clientele.

Languages:                    French, English.

Clientele:                    Women in crisis situations such as those with psychological
                              problems, addicts, offenders, abused spouses, and itinerants.

Necessary qualities:          Functional bilingualism; ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary
                              team; willingness to participate in the overall functions of the agency;
                              ability to act professionally and with empathy, understanding and
                              tolerance; readiness to work in a somewhat informal team setting.

Additional information:       Hands-on training in dealing with shelter residents; exposure to the
                              reality of poverty.

2010-2011 Students:          Nelly Marcoux (nelly.marcoux@mail.mcgill.ca), Catherine Rigali-
                             Boivin (catherine.rigali-boivin@mail.mcgill.ca)




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COMITÉ D’AIDE AUX RÉFUGIÉS/ JUST SOLUTIONS CLINIC

Address:                    Just Solutions Clinic
                            Montreal City Mission
                            St. James United Church
                            1435 City Councillors, Montreal, Qc, H3A 2E4

Website:                    www.montrealcitymission.org

Resource person:            Ms. Andrea Dawes
Supervising lawyer:         Me Rick Goldman

Term placement availability:
Summer (6/3 credits); Academic Year (6 credits)

Number of students:         1 (summer 6 credits); 2 (Academic year)

Nature of the work:         Students work out of the Just Solutions Clinic at St. James United
                            Church and enjoy the support and supervision of both the Committee
                            to Aid Refugees and the Montreal City Mission. Students can expect
                            to do a roughly equal mix of frontline clinical work (taking calls or
                            receiving clients without appointments) and more in-depth work on
                            immigration applications requiring research and preparation of draft
                            submissions.

Languages:                  English and French. Spanish is an asset.

Clientele:                  Refugees, new immigrants, low income and marginalized residents of
                            Montreal

Necessary qualities:        Interest in human rights and immigration law. Autonomy and
                            leadership. Interest in working with individuals from diverse cultural
                            backgrounds. Strong writing skills.

Additional information:     The Committee to Aid Refugees was created 25 years ago to advocate
                            on behalf of refugee claimants in Canada. Starting in 2005, it began a
                            collaboration with Just Solutions Clinic of the Montreal City Mission,
                            which provides assistance to refugees, new immigrants and others in
                            need of assistance on a wide variety of legal questions, including
                            immigration and refugee issues, but also welfare, housing and other
                            legal question affecting low income and marginalized persons in
                            Montreal.

2010-2011 Students:         Dina Awad (dina.awad@mail.mcgill.ca), Stacey Douglas
                            (stacey.douglas@gmail.com), Anna Shea (anna.shea@mail.mcgill.ca)




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CONCORDIA STUDENT UNION LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC

Adresse:                     1455 de Maisonneuve W., Room 731
                             Montréal (Québec)
                             H3G 1M8

Resource person:             Me Walter Chi-yan Tom
Supervising lawyer:          Me Walter Chi-yan Tom


Term placement availability:
Summer (6 credits); Summer-Fall (6 credits); Academic year (6 credits)

Number of students:          6 for each period

Nature of the work:          Providing legal information concerning immigration, consumer
                             protection and discrimination law, as well as referrals. Secondary
                             tasks include accompaniment to court, tribunals, government offices
                             and meetings with lawyers as well as research and development of
                             resource materials in the three areas of focus of the clinic (i.e.
                             immigration, consumer protection, discrimination).

Languages:                   Primarily in English though French is important as well.

Clientele:                   Primarily Concordia students, often international students seeking
                             information about immigration.

Necessary qualities:         Functional bilingualism; strong research, organizational and
                             communication skills; good with people; knowledge and/or interest in
                             one or more of the areas of law that are the focus of the Clinic is an
                             asset.

Additional information:      There will be mandatory training, likely one full day.

2010-2011 Students:          Corey Omer (corey.omer@mail.mcgill.ca), Anthony Morgan
                            (anthonynmorgan@gmail.com), Ariane Vincent
                            (ariane.vincent@mail.mcgill.ca), Brian PoYen Lin
                            (po.y.lin@mail.mcgill.ca), Jessica Drohan
                            (jessica.drohan@mail.mcgill.ca), Allison Jaskolka
                            (allison.jaskolka@mail.mcgill.ca), Magda Woszczyk
                            (magda.woszczyk@mail.mcgill.ca)




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ÉDUCALOI

Adresse:                             407, boul. St-Laurent, bureau 102
                                     Montréal (Québec)
                                     H2Y 2Y5

Site web:                            www.educaloi.qc.ca

Personne ressource:                  Me Myriam Farag
Avocate responsable:                 Me Myriam Farag ou Me Caroline Ouellet


Les sessions disponibles pour placement:
Été (6 crédits); Été-automne (6 crédits); Année académique (6 crédits)

Nombre d’étudiants:                  Selon le besoin

Nature du travail:                   Aucun contact direct avec la population. Le stage implique la
                                     rédaction d’information juridique vulgarisée pour le site
                                     d’Éducaloi, la participation aux projets courants d’Éducaloi
                                     auprès de clientèle: les jeunes, les aînés, les couples, etc.
                                     L’étudiant travaillera dans tous les domaines de droit, au gré
                                     des différents projets d’informations dans lesquels Éducaloi
                                     est impliqué. Le droit de la famille et l’explication du système
                                     judiciaire figure notamment à la liste des sujets les plus
                                     populaires. Pour un meilleur aperçu de la mission d’Éducaloi,
                                     la consultation du site (www.educaloi.qc.ca) est
                                     recommandée.

Langue de travail:                   Français et anglais.

La clientèle:                        Population québécoise (le site d’Éducaloi reçoit 110,000 visites
                                     en moyenne)

Qualités requises:                   Avoir de l’initiative et être polyvalent; faire preuve
                                     d’imagination et de créativité; aimer travailler en équipe;
                                     pouvoir répondre à des questions de droit très diversifiées;
                                     posséder une habilité à vulgariser le droit; posséder des
                                     aptitudes particulières de rédaction; être bilingue.

Étudiantes en 2010-2011:             Svetlana Samochkine (svetlana.samochkine@mail.mcgill.ca),
                                     Émilie Forgues-Bundock (emilie.forgues-
                                     bundock@mail.mcgill.ca)




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GROUPE D’AIDE ET D’INFORMATION SUR LE HARCELEMENT SEXUEL
AU TRAVAIL (GAIHST)

Adresse:                             2231 Bélanger
                                     Montréal (Québec)
                                     H2G 1C5

Site web:                            www.gaihst.qc.ca

Personnes ressources:                Kristine Doederlein
Avocate responsable:                 Me Wendy Chavez


Les sessions disponibles pour placement:
Été (6 crédits); Été-automne (6 crédits); Année académique (6 crédits)
Été (3 crédits); Automne (3 crédits); Hiver (3 crédits)

Nombre d’étudiants:                  2 en tout temps

Nature du travail:                   Recevoir la clientèle, assister à des entrevues avec la clientèle,
                                     aider à la rédaction de la version des faits, affidavit,
                                     commentaires, recherche jurisprudentielle, assister à des
                                     médiations/audiences devant diverses instances: CSST, CLP,
                                     Normes du travail, Tribunal des droits de la personne. Rédiger
                                     des articles de vulgarisation juridique pour notre journal aux
                                     membres et animer des café-rencontres de nature juridique.

Langues de travail:                  Principalement en français, anglais.

La clientèle:                        Toute personne victime          de     harcèlement   sexuel    ou
                                     psychologique au travail.

Qualités requises:                   Femme seulement. Entregent. Bonne écoute. Connaissance
                                     de l’informatique (IE Word)

Informations supplémentaires:        Bonne clinique pour toute personne ayant un intérêt dans la
                                     condition féminine, les droits de la personne et le droit du
                                     travail; organisme unique spécialisé dans ce type de
                                     problématique.

Étudiantes en 2010-2011:            Ariane Lauzière (ariane.lauziere@mail.mcgill.ca), Alexandra
                                    Meunier (alexandra.meunier@mail.mcgill.ca)




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INNOCENCE MCGILL

Addresse:                    New Chancellor Day Hall
                             3644 Peel Street
                             Montreal, QC
                             H3A 1W9

Website:                     www.mcgill.ca/innocence

Resource person:             Me Robert Israel
Supervising lawyer:          Me Robert Israel


Term placement availability:
Summer (6 credits); Summer-Fall (6 credits); Academic year (6 credits), Fall or Winter (3 credits)

Number of students:          3-4 for each period (two 6-credit placements, and one or two 3-credit
                             placements)

Nature of the work:          Students will be involved directly in the review of files of individuals
                             who have been imprisoned for serious crimes, and who are claiming
                             factual innocence. This will involve preparing applications based on
                             s. 696 of the Criminal Code, and preparing legal arguments to present
                             to the Federal Minister of Justice on behalf of the client. Work will
                             also involve analyzing legal issues relevant to the collection of
                             evidence, presentation of fresh evidence, access to information and
                             judicial review. Most of the work will be research-based, though there
                             will necessarily be contact with the client, as well as criminal lawyers
                             and other justice-system participants.

Languages:                   Both English and French.

Clientele:                   Individuals convicted of serious crimes, currently incarcerated for
                             periods of over 5 years, often serving life sentences.

Necessary qualities:         Functional bilingualism (reading and verbal); strong interest in
                             criminal law (knowledge/experience in Criminal law not necessary,
                             but useful); strong organizational skills.

Additional information:      In addition to legal work, there will be some administrative duties
                             involving the management of client files. Training will also be
                             provided.

                             This is a new placement through the Legal Clinic Course. For
                             additional information, contact Mike Lockner
                             (michael.lockner@mail.mcgill.ca).



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LE BON DIEU DANS LA RUE

Adresse:                            1662, rue Ontario Est
                                    Montréal (Québec)
                                    H2L 1S7

Site web:                           www.danslarue.com

Personne ressource:                 Ms. Andrea Corbin
Avocat responsable:                 Me Alexander Pless

Les sessions disponibles pour placement:
Summer (6 credits); Academic year (6 credits)

Nombre d’étudiants:                 1 (été); 2 (année académique)

Nature du travail:                  Fournir de l’aide directe aux jeunes (informations,
                                    accompagnement); dispenser de l’information aux jeunes et
                                    aux intervenant(e)s; produire de la documentation adaptée (ex:
                                    dépliants). Emphasis on dealing with crisis situations,
                                    relations with police, individual rights, administrative law and
                                    dealing with government and bureaucracy.

Langue(s) de travail:               Français, anglais.

La clientèle:                       Jeunes (12-25) en situation de vie précaire et/ou vivant dans la
                                    rue.

Qualités requises:                  Débrouillardise, entregent. Facilité à travailler avec les jeunes
                                    en crise et dans un environnement non-conventionnel; qualités
                                    humaines surtout l’ouverture d’esprit.

Informations supplémentaires:       Vous travaillerez au délai de l’organisme «le Bon Dieu Dans
                                    La Rue». Votre travail se fera surtout au Centre de jour «Chez
                                    Pops» entourés d’une équipe d’intervention dévouée qui se
                                    fera en plaisir de vous accueillir et vous soutenir. Vous allez
                                    apporter un service très apprécié par tous!

Étudiants en 2010-2011:             Katrina Peddle (katrina.peddle@mail.mcgill.ca), Alexandre
                                   Carrier (alexandre.carrier@mail.mcgill.ca), Célia Jutras
                                   (celia.jutras@mail.mcgill.ca)




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MILE END LEGAL CLINIC

Administrative Office:       5276 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal (Québec), H2T 1S1

Clinic Location:             99 Bernard, Ouest. Montréal (Québec), H2T 2J9 (Mile End Mission)

Web site:                    www.justicemontreal.org

Resource person:             Me Geeta Narang
Supervising lawyer:          Me Geeta Narang


Term placement availability:
Summer (3 credits); Academic year (6 credits)

Number of student:           2 (summer), 4 (academic year)

Nature of the work:          Students will provide legal information to an economically
                             disadvantaged clientele as well as conduct research projects and draft
                             memos to support the above. Students will accompany clients to
                             meetings and court proceedings. There is also some community
                             outreach work.

Languages:                   English (primarily) and French (ideally)

Clientele:                   Economically disadvantaged.

Necessary qualities:         Resourcefulness, ability to interact with a diverse & colourful
                             clientele, belief in the importance of access to justice, willingness to
                             learn, flexibility.

Additional information:      Students must be available Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm to
                             7:00pm and Friday afternoons from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

                             Students volunteering in the academic year must commit to both fall
                             and winter terms.

2010-2011 Students:          Chelsea Moore (chelsea.moore@mail.mcgill.ca), Annelise Godber
                             (annelise.godber@mail.mcgill.ca), Larissa Smith
                             (larissa.smith@gmail.com), Meena Gupta
                             (meena.gupta@mail.mcgill.ca)




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PINAY – FILIPINO WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF QUEBEC

Address:                     7595 Centrale Street
                             Montréal (Lasalle), Québec
                             H8P 1K8

Web site:                    pinayquebec.blogspot.com

Resource person:             Evelyn Calugay
Supervising lawyer:          Me Walter Tom


Term placement availability:
Summer (6 credits); Summer (3 credits); Academic year (6 credits); Fall (3 credits); Winter (3
credits)

Number of students:          2 at each time

Nature of the work:          Provision of legal information in person, by e-mail and through the
                             distribution of resource materials. Assist organization in their legal
                             education activities, for example through seminars and training for
                             volunteers and staff. Familiarization with all relevant legislation and
                             the problems that domestic workers and immigrants face in asserting
                             their rights (labour and immigration). Assist organization in their
                             efforts to raise domestice worker’s issues nationally and
                             internationally.

Languages:                   French and English

Clientele:                   Immigrant/migrant domestic workers

Necessary qualities:         Good research skills, interest in labour and immigration laws,
                             willingness to work on weekends.

2010-2011 Student:           Viviane Lentz (viviane.lentz@mail.mcgill.ca)




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PROJECT GENESIS

Address:                     4735 Côte-Ste-Catherine
                             Montréal (Québec)
                             H3W 1M1

Website:                     www.genese.qc.ca

Resource person:             Me Arlene Field
Supervising lawyer:          Me Arlene Field


Placement available in the following terms:
Summer (6 credits); Academic year (6 credits)

Number of students:          2 (Summer); 4-5 (Academic year)

Nature of the work:          Direct contact with individuals who require legal information
                             concerning landlord/tenant rights, welfare, government pensions and
                             certain other social programs. Referrals to other resources and
                             advocacy with government agencies on behalf of service users. Two
                             four hour shifts per week.

Languages:                   English, French. Other languages an asset (Russian, Spanish, Tamil).

Clientele:                   Immigrants, the poor, seniors.

Necessary qualities:         Ability to combine social and legal skills, experience in community or
                             volunteer work, and a commitment to social justice, good interview
                             and listening skills. Empathy towards persons facing difficulties.

Additional information:      Five compulsory training sessions on pertinent legal topics Sessions
                             are given by supervising lawyer and other staff. Supervising lawyer
                             on-site 4 days/week. Selection will be made by an interperson
                             interview in March or during the summer. Work in the individual
                             service centre begins the first week of classes and ends the last day of
                             classes each semester.

2010-2011 Students:          Luke Brown (luke.brown@mail.mcgill.ca), Suzanne Jackson
                             (suzanne.jackson2@mail.mcgill.ca), Tara Santini
                             (tara.santini@mail.mcgill.ca),




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SHIELD OF ATHENA FAMILY SERVICES
Address:                      C.P. 25
                              T.M.R. (Montréal), Québec
                              H3P 3B8

Site web:                     www.shieldofathena.com

Resource Person:              Ms. Betty Petropoulos
Supervising Lawyer:           Me Anna Colorusso


Term placement availability:
Academic year (6 credits); Summer-Fall (6 credits); Fall (3 credits); Winter (3 credits)

Number of students:                   1 at each time

Nature of the work:                   Questions regarding criminal, family and civil law will be
                                      addressed as well as youth protection, common law and
                                      sponsorship issues. We deal with cases of conjugal violence,
                                      child abuse, custody and access issues. The student will treat
                                      cases through direct contact, consultation, research. Student
                                      will be expected to participate in information sessions and
                                      training with volunteers and professionals. Some research
                                      projects may be required at times.

Languages:                            English, French. Third language is an asset.

Clientele:                            Female victims of conjugal violence. Women who have
                                      difficulty accessing the justice system.

Necessary qualities:                  Ability to provide clear and accurate information through
                                      research. Cultural understanding of ethnic communities is
                                      important. Social worker will sit on meetings to deal with
                                      emotional responses and to translate if the need should arise.

Additional information:               Supervising lawyer, director and social workers are always
                                      available to answer questions. Student will be working
                                      primarily with the organization’s two social workers.

2010-2011 Students:                  Tiffany Boisvert (tiffany.boisvert@mail.mcgill.ca), Bhreagh
                                     Dabbs (bhreagh.dabbs@mail.mcgill.ca)




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TYNDALE ST-GEORGES COMMUNITY CENTRE LEGAL CLINIC

Address:                      870 Richmond Square, Montreal, H3J 1V7

Resource Person:              Me Colin K. Irving
Supervising Lawyer:           Me Colin K. Irving


Term placement availability:
Summer (3 or 6 credits), Fall (3 credits), Winter (3 credits), Academic Year (6 credits)

Number of students:           2 at each time

Nature of the work:           Assist in a free legal clinic in family and landlord/tenant law and
                              basic criminal procedure by providing legal information and
                              assistance. The work includes meeting the client, listening to the legal
                              needs, doing the necessary research and consulting with the
                              supervising lawyer.

Languages:                    Primarily English, some French and knowledge of any other language
                              is an asset.

Clientele:                    Economically disadvantaged residents of the Little Burgundy
                              community living in low-cost housing (Ilots St-Martin).

Necessary qualities:          Knowledge of family, landlord/tenant law and basic criminal
                              procedure an asset; capacity for research and writing; capacity for
                              critical analysis; team player; good listener; belief in rendering justice
                              accessible to all.

Additional information:       Quality supervision provided and good practical learning opportunity
                              to understanding the legal system’s response to poverty and
                              inequality.

2010-2011 Student:            Naomi Greckol-Herlich (naomi.greckol-herlich@mail.mcgill.ca),
                              Tiffany Boisvert (tiffany.boisvert@mail.mcgill.ca)




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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Address:                    666 Sherbrooke West, 7th floor
                            Montréal, Québec
                            H3A 1E7

Website:                    www.yesmontreal.ca

Resource person:            Silvina Asurmendi
Supervising lawyer:         Me Marc Purdon


Placement available in the following terms:
Academic Year (6 credits)

Number of students:         1

Nature of the work:         Entrepreneurship program: providing legal information and research
                            for entrepreneurs. Research in areas such as business associations,
                            business structures, taxation, contract law & intellectual property.
                            Creation of a book/resource to answer legal questions that novice
                            business people may have. Compiling of legal business
                            documentation for the centre. Participate in seminars on business
                            structures for novice entrepreneurs.

Language(s):                English.

Clientele:                  YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) is a non-profit
                            organisation that enriches the community by providing English-
                            language support services to help Quebecers find employment and
                            start businesses.      The Entrepreneurship program is open to
                            entrepreneurs of all ages.

Necessary qualities:        Interest in business law, orgainized, good communication skills,
                            patient. Able to work in a self-directed manner as well as in a team,
                            resourceful and attentive to clients needs.

Additional information:     Useful courses: tax, business association, contract, intellectual
                            property

2010-2011 Student:          Christina Sauro (christina.sauro@mail.mcgill.ca), Matthew McHugh
                           (matthew.mchugh@mail.mcgill.ca)




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