Legal Services

**If you are under arrest or about to be interrogated by the police and urgently need a criminal lawyer, please contact the Barreau du Quebec’s “Emergency Lawyer” service at 514 954-3444. This service is available 24/7.**

You can find a list of alternative resources here:

Project X aims to assist youth navigating racist institutions, and give them tools to better advocate for themselves and others.


Head & Hands’ Legal Program envisions a world where legal systems are transparent, accessible; where everyone is equipped with the information they need to self-advocate in all areas of law, obtain a positive outcome, and collaborate in collective action.


Head & Hands’ Legal Program works to improve legal literacy amongst youth and their communities through workshops, our legal clinic, and one-on-one support. We educate young people about their rights, and the practical realities of those rights, to help them understand how to navigate inequitable and oppressive systems like policing, housing, courts, and immigration.


All Head & Hands legal services are free for youth aged 12-25. Services can be provided in both English and French. 

Legal Clinic

With the generous support of our volunteer lawyers, we currently run a virtual legal clinic on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The clinic is open to folks of all ages. Please note that our lawyers do not provide legal representation.

Appointments are 15 or 30-minute telephone consultations with a lawyer in the following areas of law:

  • Tenancy
  • Employment
  • Criminal
  • Immigration
  • Family
  • Succession
  • Human Rights
  • Privacy

We also provide urgent access to legal consultations for youth (12-25) experiencing criminal law issues.To book an appointment, please fill out our client intake form or call 514-237-8445

Individual Support and Referrals

We provide one-on-one support to help youth navigate legal situations by providing legal information and community referrals. This can include information on your rights at work, how to refuse a rent increase, or how to apply for legal aid. Our staff team can provide short or long-term support depending on the situation.

To receive individual support, please fill out our client intake form or call 514-237-8445


We facilitate interactive and educational workshops on the following topics: 

  • Police interactions
  • Renters’ Rights
  • Workers’ Rights

Workshops can be delivered virtually or in-person to groups of all ages. They are free for youth aged 12-25 and by donation for others.

To book a workshop, please email

emergency legal fund for youth

The emergency legal fund for youth is a new service offered to youth 14-25 that aims to support those in need of financial support. Our aim is to offer youth funds to cover either part or all of their legal fees. This service is prioritizing (but not limited to) youth who are part of the QTBIPOC community, as well as sex workers. 

commissioner of oaths

We provide a Commissioner of Oaths service where a member of our legal team can witness signatures for documents that are required by law to be signed under oath. Examples of documents include:

  • Letter of authorization for travel
  • Document for name or sex designation changes

To book an appointment, please fill out our client intake form or call 514-237-8445

our team

Charissa ( – Legal Program Director

Please note that our staff team are not lawyers and therefore cannot provide legal advice.


Our team is happy to provide you with resources relevant to your situation and have also compiled the following resource documents for different areas of the law.

Here are some other legal clinics in Montreal:

Here are some resources for finding a lawyer: