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Justice Pro Bono

Montreal, Canada
Joined July 2019

Justice pro Bono is a non-profit organization which aims at mobilizing the legal community to provide expertise and time to individuals and non-profit organizations in Québec (Canada).

Presence in: Canada
Focus: Generalist Legal Services
Justice Pro Bono seeks to become a key player in improving access to justice in Québec through concrete, consistent actions within the legal community.

Our actions take the form of various projects, including:

  • Québec’s first medical-legal partnership with the Montréal Children’s Hospital;
  • A volunteer legal clinic in Québec’s Far North;
  • Free legal consultations in partnership with Doctors of the World;
  • Creation and development of the Boussole juridique, an online listing of free or low-cost legal resources in Québec;
  • Pairing of citizens’ cases with volunteer lawyers.

People Associated With This Organization

Aude Exertier

Canada  
Justice Pro Bono
Joined July 2019
Interests: Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a Triage Lawyer at the medical legal PArtnership established between Justice Pro Bono program and the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

• The Triage lawyer (TL) is available onsite, at the hospital, to help patients and family members who have legal issues impacting the child’s health or the parent’s ability to take care of their child’s health.
• After a referral (made by a social worker) the TL contacts the patient and/or a family member to evaluate the legal aspects of the situation.
• The TL can provide information, legal advice and brief legal services.
• For cases requiring more extensive legal assistance, the triage lawyer may make referrals to partner firms (only for low-income patients and families).

Expertise is available in the following areas of law:

• Any matter having an impact on the health of a patient of the Montreal Children’s Hospital or on the family’s caregiving capacities. This can include the following aspects:
 Access to health care
 Housing law
 Labour law
 Immigration
 Human rights
 Social assistance
 Income taxes, other taxes, etc.
Aude Exertier is the network champion (main point of contact) for Justice Pro Bono.

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