“Law Matters”- Fall Issue 2012
Author: Carol Mackay, Director, Programs & Operations, CLERC
Recently, my client called me in a panic about her niece’s situation. The young woman, age 17 was pregnant, confused and scared as her abusive ex-boyfriend was threatening to get custody of the child. Could I help her? Well no, I’m a corporate lawyer – I know nothing about Family Law and especially dealing with teenagers. I said I would get back to her as I had some idea there was an organization that might be able to assist her niece.
I looked through the Legal Directory and found CLERC, the Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre. I gave them a call to find out whether they could help my client’s niece. A very reassuring voice on the other end of the line said; “Yes we can.” “What services does CLERC offer”, I asked? CLERC provides advice, information and representation to children and youth in civil law matters such as Read More »