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    NEWS RELEASE: Queen's Faculty of Law unveils downtown clinic space

    Thursday, January 29, 2015

    January 29, 2015

    For Immediate Release

    Queen’s Faculty of Law unveils downtown clinic space

    Co-location of five clinics in LaSalle Mews building will enhance client service.

    KINGSTON, ON – Queen’s University officially opened today the Queen’s Law Clinics in the LaSalle Mews Building in downtown Kingston.

    The Queen’s Law Clinics co-locates five individual clinics – Queen’s Legal Aid (QLA) and the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, Family Law and Prison Law clinics – in a highly visible and central location.

    “The new clinic space in downtown Kingston supports the law school’s proud tradition of serving the local community,” says Bill Flanagan, Dean, Queen’s Faculty of Law. “Housing the clinics in one location will allow students to share knowledge and best practices, ultimately strengthening the services they provide to individuals, businesses and organizations in the Kingston area.”

    The Queen’s Law Clinics occupies the 6,000-square-foot top floor of the LaSalle Mews Building at 303 Bagot St. The space features 12 offices for lawyers and staff, four interview rooms, a meeting room that doubles as a classroom, and a bright area with 24 student workstations.

    “Working under the close supervision of review counsel in a law office setting will prepare students for the challenges, and responsibility, of representing real clients with real legal problems while developing good judgment,” Dean Flanagan says.

    The clinics, which give students a broad range of experiential learning opportunities, receive financial support from Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, and private donors. In particular, the class gift from Law’81 provides annual funding to enhance programs and support special projects for the clinical programs.

    Queen’s Faculty of Law is a top-tier Canadian law school that develops outstanding and innovative legal professionals. Unique experiential learning opportunities allow students to immerse themselves in an environment that fosters not only learning but also the spirit of giving back.

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