Concordia students, community groups raise concerns about potential closure of legal clinic

Concordia University students and community groups are concerned about the potential closure of the Concordia Student Union Legal Information Clinic. The student union has reportedly said it is considering closing the clinic and instead offering the services of a private insurance company. Concordia student union councillor Ken Downe said that private, outsourced services would not meet student needs as they “don’t include a lot of the services currently being handled by the legal clinic.” McGill University law student and clinic volunteer Nywani Albert said that the clinic plays a crucial role for both the students who use the clinic and the students who volunteer there, who “not only get that sense of giving back to the community, but also learn a lot.”

Montreal Gazette