Inventory of the
Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds

Inventory #F0378

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0378
Title:Parkdale Community Legal Services fonds
Extent:1.8 m of textual records
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) was established in 1971 as a community legal service for the Parkdale community in Toronto. PCLS is affiliated with Osgoode Hall Law School whose students work as interns in the programme as part of their legal education. The clinic is funded by the Clinic Funding Committee of the Law Society of Upper Canada and by Osgoode Hall Law School which provides the services of an academic director who is always a faculty member. PCLS has always defined its primary task as poverty law and students who participate in the clinic attend weekly seminars on poverty law. The clinic focuses on four main areas of poverty law: tenants rights; workers' rights; refugee law; and social assistance law.
Scope and Content:

The fonds documents the functioning and activities of Parkdale Community Legal Services for the period 1971-1981. It includes minutes of meetings, internal and external correspondence, financial records, annual reports, published material and other material.

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is restricted. Written permission to view the material must be obtained from the Director, Parkdale Community Legal Service, directed to the Archivist, York University.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000378.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accession: 1985-002. Further accruals are expected.
Related Records: See Osgoode Hall Law School fonds (F0014) for complimentary material.
Provenance Access Points:Parkdale Community Legal Services

Date of creation: 2002/04/05
Date of last revision: 2003/05/01
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