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Summary Advice Legal Clinic

In the winter of 2011, the Law Research Centre teamed up with Miller Thomson LLP and Pro Bono Ontario to provide legal advice and information to current Toronto Metropolitan University students (full-time, part-time and CE) and entrepreneurs currently hosted by the university's Learning Zones. The Clinic offers free-of-charge, one-on-one appointments with lawyers to discuss your legal issue.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs section.

  Legal Issues

The team of lawyers can assist you with many legal problems, at no cost. To name a few examples:

If your business needs help with…

  • choosing the form of business organization (e.g., corporation) 
  • incorporation documents
  • intellectual property protection
  • hiring contractors 
  • shareholders' agreements
  • financing
  • contracts
  • privacy issues


The Clinic offers advice on a wide variety of business law and contract law, including: 

  • Business start-ups
  • Choosing the form of business organizations
  • Shareholders' agreements and partnership agreements
  • Business names

If you are unsure whether your issue falls under the scope of the Legal Clinic, please email us to find out: (opens in new window) . If we are unable to assist, we will provide you with some helpful referrals and resources.

No. The Clinic offers a one-on-one appointment with a lawyer to get free legal advice on your situation. This is held in a confidential, private setting, either in-person or virtually. You are given 45 minutes for your appointment to go through the legal issue listed on your intake form and get advice from experts.

The Clinic is by appointment only. There is a process in which you provide your information and describe your legal issue on an Intake Form for the lawyers to process. This process has to be completed prior to your appointment. Everything is kept confidential.

To book an appointment, please email with a brief description of your legal issue in order for us to determine whether your issue is within the scope of the Clinic. If you have a legal concern that we can assist with, you will be asked to complete an intake form.

Please carefully read the acknowledgement section and provide your signature (either written or an e-signature) when returning the completed intake form. Please type out your information electronically on the Intake Form and email it back to Appointments will be scheduled on an ongoing basis and will be arranged based on the availability of the lawyer(s).

Please provide any documentation that is relevant to your issue and that may assist the lawyers in providing any advice. This may include a contract that you have signed or are creating, or an outline of your business plan.

All documentation is kept entirely confidential. 

To gain access to the Clinic, you are required to be a current Toronto Metropolitan University student (full-time, part-time, or continuing education), or a member of the university's learning zones. If you have misplaced your student card or identification, you must provide sufficient documentation on the day of the appointment.

Please email (opens in new window)  to notify the coordinator in advance. 

Yes. While you are a Toronto Metropolitan University student, or a member of the university's learning zones, the service is provided for you to use as often as you need. You must always fill out an Intake Form and email it to (opens in new window)  to book your appointment.

The Clinic is supported by:

To make an appointment or to get more information, email the Clinic at