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Black Legal Action Centre to engage with community to discover what is needed most in legal clinic

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Formation of a new legal aid clinic to support black Ontarians is underway and is set to open in August 2018.

After deciding to withdraw funding from the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) this past August, Legal Aid Ontario committed $850,000 to establish a new clinic to serve the black community.

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a not-for-profit organization that will provide legal representation, engage in test case litigation, law reform and community development. It will also deliver summary legal advice, brief services and...