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UNB Legal Clinic

The UNB Legal Clinic provides free legal services to individuals who cannot afford representation and who do not qualify for legal aid. The Clinic is housed in the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Center (FDCHC), operating Monday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Scope of service

The Legal Clinic currently offers legal services related to:

  • Housing and tenant matters
  • Social benefits (social assistance, CPP and OAS appeals, E.I. appeals and issues dealing with CERB)
  • Employment law
  • Small claims

Financial eligibility

The Clinic aims to improve access to justice in the province by filling the gaps in New Brunswick’s legal aid system. A means test similar to that of Legal Aid will determine eligibility. Services are targeted to individuals on income assistance, with no income, or who are making minimum wage and who do not qualify for legal aid.

The Legal Clinic uses three criteria to determine the financial eligibility of potential clients, income, allowable deductions and household size. The Clinic will determine eligibility based on the scope of service and financial eligibility of the individual. Contact for more information.

Contact us

Intake appointments can be made by phone or email during the regular office hours of the Client Development and Outreach Coordinator (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Walk-in intake clinics will also be scheduled each week (times to be announced).

Clinic operating hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
339 King Street,
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E4

Phone: 506-452-5856

What to bring to your appointment 

Bring as much documentation and information about your income and potential deductions as possible. We will also need documentation of your spouse or common-law partner’s income and any dependents.

Useful documentation includes:

  • Identification (social insurance card, driver’s license, or Medicare).
  • Proof of income (pay stubs received in the last thirty days prior to the date of application, income assistance stubs or Employment Insurance statements; other proof as required).
    • Seasonal employees: Bring your most recent Income Tax Notice of Assessment in addition to the proof of income as indicated above.
    • Social assistance benefits: If you are receiving, please bring your most recent deposit slip and your white or yellow health card issued by Social Assistance.
  • Proof of allowable deductions (receipts).
  • Court documentation, any existing documents related to your case (court orders, separation agreements, etc).