Reception for the Co-Working Space of Toronto Legal Clinics // The Circuit

Who ever said legal clinics can’t be innovative?

By Daniel Fish

On Friday October 20th, 2017


What: Reception for the Co-operative of Specialty Community Legal Clinics of Ontario
Where: 55 University Avenue, Toronto
When: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Not many people think of legal clinics as bastions of innovation. But then, not many legal clinics come together to create a co-working space so they can share resources and ideas.

One year ago, eight Toronto legal clinics did exactly that, moving their operations to two floors of newly renovated office space right next to St. Andrew Station. And, last week, they held a celebratory reception at their new digs.

On hand at the event was John McCamus, the chair of Legal Aid Ontario. In his remarks to the partygoers, he recalled what happened when the clinics first pitched him on the idea of working out of a shared office space. “They came forward and said, ‘We want to reduce the cost of administration. We want to reduce the cost of equipment. And we want to improve knowledge-sharing between the clinics,’” he said. “It was irresistible. We thought it was a wonderful idea. And it has turned out to be such a success.”

To learn more about Legal Aid Ontario, visit the organization’s website.

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