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Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (Canada)

Belleville, Canada
Joined March 2013
Presence in: Canada
Focus: Generalist Legal Services

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre is a non-profit community legal clinic in Canada.  We serve low income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington counties.  The clinic (formerly known as Hastings and Prince Edward Legal Services) is currently staffed by lawyers, community legal workers, and support staff and is funded by Legal Aid Ontario.  A community-based Board of Directors is responsible for the clinic’s operation.

People Associated With This Organization

Michele Leering

Community Advocacy and Legal Centre...
Joined March 2013
Interests: Education, Generalist Legal Services, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements
Community legal clinic Executive Director and lawyer in a community-based not-for-profit organisation in Ontario, Canada. Experienced in community development, community action research, legal literacy/capability with public legal education, use of the internet and social networking to disseminate rights and information, use of strategic litigation and other advocacy strategies as legal empowerment strategies. Infrastructure support skills include strategic, operational and project planning; developmental and program evaluation; holistic and integrated legal aid service delivery, organizational learning, reflective practice, and knowledge management, creating and sharing.

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Michele Leering is the network champion (main point of contact) for Community Advocacy and Legal Centre (Canada).

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