In February 2011, Legal Help Centre (“LHC”) first opened its doors to the public. Since then, more than 5000 individuals have been served through the Centre’s drop-in clinics. The sole criteria to access LHC’s drop-in clinic services is household income <$50,000 per year, ensuring that those who are ineligible for Legal Aid but cannot afford private legal services have a place to go for information and support.
The LHC’s pro bono legal clinic model is unique in Canada in two key ways:
- LHC was started by and continues to be supported by two universities – the University of Manitoba and