Welcome to the Northwest Community Legal Clinic

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic provides services to the Kenora and Rainy River Districts from its three offices located in Fort Frances, Kenora and Atikokan, with monthly sub-offices in Red Lake and Ear Falls hosted by the Kenora office.

The Northwest Community Legal Clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario. The Kenora location shares office space with the Legal Aid Area Office and the Family Law Office.

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The Legal Clinic will assist people who cannot afford legal assistance due to financial hardship, i.e., those on social assistance, pensioners, the unemployed or those with low income.

A community board of directors determines the Legal Clinic’s mandate, that is, which areas we provide assistance. We provide summary advice and information within our mandate to the general public without charge. A financial assessment is made for brief services and before opening files.


Memberships are annual and expire on March 31st.
To renew your membership or to become a member, please call your local office or complete the Membership Application form and mail/fax/deliver to one of our offices.

Legal Clinic services are free. We are a Not For Profit Corporation.

This material is for information purposes only, and is not legal advice.  If you require legal advice, please contact your community legal clinic or other legal representative.

Career Opportunities

For current postings at the Northwest Community Legal Clinic, please click here: Current Openings.

Our Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation 

The Board and Staff of NCLC are committed to all of the communities that we serve.  This commitment involves a journey of reconciliation among indigenous and settler peoples.  Click here to see the Land Acknowledgment and Commitments of NCLC as we continue on this journey.