UNB launches law clinic to provide low-income clients with free legal services

The University of New Brunswick has launched a law clinic that will provide low-income clients with access to free legal services. Students will participate in the UNB Legal Clinic as part of a class that gives them the opportunity to provide those who are in need with free representation and civil case file management. They will be supervised by faculty member Jeannette Savoie, who explained that students will deal with cases related to tenancy, employment, social assistance, and small claims for low-income individuals who are in vulnerable situations. “Sometimes when people are vulnerable, they don’t always know that they have those kinds of rights,” said Savoie. The clinic will be located in an experimental hub in downtown Fredericton where nursing and social work students currently work. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.