Back by popular demand: Free one-on-one legal services sessions for students

Date Posted: November 7, 2016

Free one-on-one legal services sessions for students are being offered Thursday, November 17. These sessions are 30 minutes in length.

These sessions are available through a partnership between the Students’ Association and local law firms to help improve access to justice for members of the RDC community. Individuals will be able to book appointments through the Students’ Association office for brief consultations with law professionals.

Appointments are available between 2 and 4 p.m. and may be booked now, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students are required to provide certain information to the firm so that they may do the requisite conflict checks. They will also be required to sign a disclaimer regarding the service on the day of their appointment. Bookings and documentation must be submitted by 12 p.m. Wednesday, November 16.

Students will be able to ask questions and obtain guidance on legal topics such as housing, employment, family, or civil law so that they can take a more informed approach to their own legal issues.

Free notary services
Notary/commission services will be available on Thursday, November 17on a walk-in, first-come, first-serve basis between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.  Individuals are required to bring all necessary documentation to the session, including but not limited to:

1) Government-issued photo ID (passport, driver’s permit, permanent resident card, etc.)
2) The document requiring a notary/commission
3) Original documents (if it’s a certified copy)

Photocopies will not be provided at the session. Notary/commission service are limited to three documents per individual.

To book a 30 minute one-on-one session, or if you would like more information on any of these services, please contact the Students’ Association office.

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