The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island advises the public that there is free summary legal advice to self-represented litigants in the areas of family law and civil law.
The free summary legal advice clinic will be held each Wednesday from nine to twelve at the Sir Louis Henry Davies Law Courts, 42 Water Street, Charlottetown. Self-represented litigants will be able to meet with a volunteer lawyer in private for a 45-minute consultation. The clinic will be by appointment only. The advice and information is limited to civil and family cases before the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island and the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal. Appointments may be made by contacting Kerrilee MacConnell at 902-368-6005 or Community Legal Information Association at 902-892-0853 or 1-800-240-9798.
The types of information and advice self-represented litigants may obtain include such things as:
- identification of legal issues;
- identification of strengths and weaknesses of your case and your opponent's case;
- information concerning the Rules of Civil Procedure and court etiquette;
- advice on how to fill out necessary court forms.
The lawyers who provide the legal advice are doing so as volunteers on their own time and are all members of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island licensed to practice in this province. The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island would like to thank the lawyers for so generously volunteering their time.