Free Legal Services in Manitoba
Legal Aid Manitoba
Legal Aid Manitoba operates a drop-in program which provides legal information, general advice and some basic assistance. Lawyers or supervised paralegals provide free consultations. Everyone is welcome to make use of this service—there are no financial eligibility criteria. Financial eligibility criteria do apply for legal representation.
Community Legal Education Association (Manitoba) Inc.
Provides general legal information over the phone in response to callers' inquiries
Manitoba Legal Help Centre
The Public Interest Law Centre operates as part of Legal Aid Manitoba, but has a mandate to represent groups and individuals on cases which will impact the law or classes of people broadly. The Centre is selective about which cases to undertake. Factors include legal merit, social significance, resources required to conduct the case, finances and credibility of the organization or individual seeking assistance, and current priorities and workload of the Centre. Clients may be asked to pay some or all of the costs of litigation, depending on the circumstances.
University of Manitoba Legal Aid Centre
Free legal advice provided by law students at the University of Manitoba.