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Queen's University
 

Elder Law Clinic

Elder Law ClinicElder Law Clinic Review Counsel Georgiana Stewart, Law ’06, reviews a file with a student caseworker. 

The first of its kind at a Canadian law school, the Elder Law Clinic of Queen's Legal Aid offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a growing and socially relevant area of law, addressing a gap in legal services for seniors unable to afford a lawyer or unaware of their legal rights. Under the supervision of the Clinic’s Director, students provide public legal education to community and professional groups and legal advice to older adults in Kingston on issues related to aging.

Student caseworkers can assist with legal issues, including:

  • Incapacity planning (drafting powers of attorney 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 hospital into inappropriate facilities.

Georgiana Stewart is the review counsel for the Elder Law Clinic.

Potential clients must qualify financially and require help with a legal issue in which students may assist.

Clients may call 613.533.2950 to speak with Clinic staff for further information.

For other inquiries, please contact Queen's Legal Aid:

Room 406
Macdonald Hall
Tel: 613.533.2102
queens.legal.aid@queensu.ca

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000