Legal Services

 If you participate in a protest and get arrested, the Head & Hands Legal Program will provide the service of a criminal lawyer pro bono. Priority is given to Black youth. Roberta Harthel Côté is available 24/7 at (514) 730-5000. Make sure to carry this information on you when you head out – we suggest writing it on your arm.

COVID – 19

Head & Hands Legal Services will be offered by phone and email only. To get in touch, leave a message at 514-481-0277 or email:

Ralph – Legal Program Director (

Sophie – Legal Assistant Coordinator (

Youth Legal Services

You should know that our services are free, if you are between 12 and 25 years old. Our Legal Services Coordinator is available to answer your questions by referring you to the right place. Whether it’s about your job, a problem with your landlord, family, criminal, immigration or more. Also, you can have access to many useful resources on site that can help you better equip yourself. For example, what are the steps to take to get rid of a debt, or simply what are the steps to take to challenge a ticket. So, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us and/or come directly to our offices. If necessary, the coordinator is also available to accompany you to court, his presence will only be for moral support and not to give you legal advice.

Legal Clinic

Clients of any age are welcome to take advantage of advice and/or information from the volunteer lawyers at our legal clinics. We have a team of 10-12 volunteer lawyers with different areas of law expertise. Appointments are for half hour consultations (or fifteen minutes, with some lawyers). We ask for a suggested donation of $20 to help support additional legal services for youth.

Our legal clinics are on Wednesday and Thursday between 7pm to 9:30 pm. Please give us a call to book an appointment.

Commissioner of Oaths

You can now have access to a Commissioner of Oaths at Head & Hands. The Commissioner of Oaths is someone who can witness signatures for affidavits or documents that require by law to be under oath. For example:

Letter of authorization for travel
Personal statement
Document for name change

Suggested donation of $5 for these services. Do not hesitate to email the Legal Coordinator ( for questions or to set up an appointment.


Can’t get into the Head & Hands clinic? Try out these other community organizations instead:

YWCA Legal Clinic
514-866-9941 ext 293

MILE END Legal Clinic
99 Bernard Ouest
(4pm to 7pm)
1st come, 1st serve