Queen’s University Elder Law Clinic Offers

The first of its kind offered at a Canadian law school, the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic offers free educational services and legal assistance on elder law related topics for eligible low-income seniors in Kingston, Ontario.

Possible legal issues that caseworkers could assist with include:

  • incapacity planning (drafting powers of attorney, wills, and advising on related issues);
  • financial exploitation through the misuse of powers of attorney;
  • family violence, abuse, and neglect;
  • access to health care services;
  • access to long term care; and
  • problems arising on discharge from hospitals into inappropriate facilities.

Clients must meet certain criteria to be eligible for our services. They must be low-income (based on a financial means test), 60 years of age or older, reside in Kingston, and have a legal issue that we can handle. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis; we do make occasional exceptions to the criteria in exceptional circumstances.

The clinic re-opens in September when it will be accepting new cases.

For more information on the Queen’s University Elder Law Legal Clinic you can download the brochure as well as the informational sheet