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Family Law Clinic

If you’re a Kingston-area resident representing yourself in family court, please visit the Queen’s Family Law Clinic site

At the Queen’s Family Law Clinic (QFLC), students provide vital support to local residents as they navigate Ontario’s sometimes challenging family court system. They work for academic credit, sometimes in a paid summer position, and on occasion as volunteers. 

Learn about Family Court matters by providing services to clientele with low incomes, some of whom may be ineligible for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) assistance. 

You will help litigants represent themselves in Family Court by completing their documents, helping them negotiate the Family Court process, or referring them to other family justice resources. 

You will attend Family Court throughout the year to facilitate client access to QFLC services, assisting LAO-funded duty and advice counsel in their provision of enhanced duty counsel services.

Files you handle will be family law related, such as custody, access and child support. You will gain experience through helping clients complete forms such as divorce applications, financial statements and affidavits.