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On-Going COVID-19 Legal Support Service

January 27, 2021

The Public Legal Information Association of NL is currently offering a free province wide legal support service for persons affected by the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic. This service will be available to persons who as a result of COVID-19 are now facing a legal issue. Some examples of eligible persons include the following situations:

  • If you’ve lost work, or hours of work, or had a change at your employment due to COVID-19, you would be eligible for legal services.
  • If you had to fire an employee due to the pandemic, this would also be eligible for legal services.
  • If you cannot afford legal representation because of COVID-19 in an on-going civil dispute, you would also be eligible for legal services.
  • If you have had your rights impacted by recent government orders, or for being denied services by a business due to COVID-19 related health and safety measures and are therefore eligible for support.
  • If you are losing your house as a result of lost income because of COVID-19, you would be eligible.

This service provides eligible persons with up to 4 hours of free legal services from a lawyer in a particular area of law. This does not include court representation however. Areas of law that are eligible for this service include:

  • Consumer Protection;
  • Residential Tenancies/Housing (Landlord/Tenant Issues);
  • Employment;
  • Human Rights;
  • Immigration; and
  • Civil Litigation.

For more information, or to see if you qualify for the COVID-19 Legal Support Service, please contact us at either or call us at (709) 722-2643 (Newfoundland); (709) 896-5235 (Labrador); or (888) 660-7788 (Toll Free).