Free Legal Clinic Winding Down

If you have legal questions, now is the time to contact the free Legal Information Clinic before it closes for the season!

For the last nine years, volunteer law students from the Université de Sherbrooke, working from Townshippers’ Association’s head office in Sherbrooke, have provided legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, to the English-speaking community.

When you contact the clinic, a student volunteer will take down information about your situation, as well as your contact details, and determine the nature of the legal issue involved. Since research is required to ensure you are given information that suits your needs, questions cannot be answered right away. The turnaround time is usually one to two weeks.

Student volunteer Nancy Ly is ready to answer questions every Tuesday until April 5, 2016. The service will then close for the season and re-open in September. Law students cannot offer advice to clients but are able to provide legal information. This service is free, confidential and offered in English to anyone in the historical Eastern Townships community.

To access this service please call 819-566-2182 (toll free 1-877-566-2182) or email [email protected] Be sure to provide a way the volunteer can get in touch with you. You can also follow the Legal Info Clinic at

YES Coaching

Artists and business owners, gain confidence and clarity from coaching sessions with YES Montreal! Townshippers’ Association is proud to partner with YES to bring experienced business coach Coby Ingham to our Sherbrooke and Knowlton offices once a month for one-on-one sessions to help give you the edge.

Artists, coaching can help you develop your entrepreneurial side when it comes to marketing yourself and your works or finding grant outlets. Entrepreneurs, gain insights, tools and strategies to ensure you are a thriving business owner.

Once you open a file with YES – for a one time cost of $20 – you are provided with continual guidance, advice and resources; and your file will not expire unless you can inactive for a period of two years.

Book your appointment today! Next sessions in Sherbrooke, 257 rue Queen, on March 22 and April 19, schedule with Evelina Smith 819-566-2182 or [email protected] For Lac-Brome, 584 Knowlton Road, on March 24, contact Maggie Severs 450-242-4421 or [email protected]

Caregiving Forum This Saturday!    

Caregivers, learn how to care for yourself while caring for another at the third annual Caregivers Forum this Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Memphrémagog Community Learning Centre (CLC), located in the Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, 120 Bellevue, Magog.

With expert presenters, workshops and information booths, this free event connects current or future caregivers to knowledge and tools. Caregivers will also have the chance to meet with other caregivers and local community organizations.

Registration is not required, and all are welcome. Refreshments and light luncheon to be served. Doors open at 10 am. Free tote bags will be given to the first 100 guests, courtesy of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

This event is presented by Townshippers’ Association, with the support of the Memphrémagog CLC, Community Health and Social Services Network, Cass Funeral Homes, Department of Canadian Heritage and McGill’s Eastern Townships Health and Social Service Human Resources Development Project.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.

Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: The free legal information clinic will be closing for the season on April 5, 2016, leaving just enough time for volunteer law student, Nancy Ly, to research the answers to your legal questions.