The Legal Aid Outreach Program is a weekly clinic for those living in poverty that is run out of the Community Legal Aid Clinic.
Note: Staff travel to communities where no resident staff exist.
In Yellowknife, the Program runs on Tuesday afternoons; there are also in-person clinics in other NWT communities.
In August of 2010, the Legal Services Board started a poverty law program offering services throughout the NWT. The Board recognized that there was a need for legal services to address the problems experience by those living in poverty. These problems are often a factor exposing people to the justice system in both the family and criminal law areas. The plan was to assist people dealing with issues relating to housing, landlord and tenant disputes, CPP including disability matters, employment insurance matters, Workers' Compensation claims, debts, wills advice, mental health and guardianship applications, child protection matters and elder abuse. These are matters experienced daily by many residents of the NWT and a gap exists for those who seek assistance in dealing with these matters.