The Legal Information Clinic offers legal information sessions, workshops, referral, legal drafting and accompaniment services through more than 20 volunteer lawyers and students. Jade coordinates their work and around 1,300 people each year from the services offered. The clinic receives between 10 to 15 calls and 5 to 20 visits daily.
When the physical distancing measures were announced, the clinic had to close its premises. Jade led the complete transition from in-person consultations to services offered by telephone and videoconference. The whole team of volunteers quickly adapted to this new reality.
Containment measures, job and income losses have caused much distress and raised a number of urgent questions regarding family, immigration and labour laws, in addition to increasing the risk factors that trigger outbreaks of domestic and family violence. Jade therefore works closely with several partners to harmonize our practices, better reach the clientele and better respond to these needs that have arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Jade’s word of hope: “This unprecedented period is a valuable opportunity to see how humanity is able to collectively respond to the call with love and greatness. Hopefully we can learn from this crisis to better guide our collective actions in the future.”
In order to maintain these essential services that allow women to better understand their rights and the possible scope of actions available to them, we need your financial support.
Would you like to show your support to Jade? Please donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.