New island law program

Starting on Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island will launch a pilot project to provide free legal advice.

It’s a response to a trend seen in courtrooms around the Island and across the county, where many people try to represent themselves in court without the help of a lawyer.

The pilot project will allow people to meet privately with a qualified lawyer. The 45-minute sessions, by appointment only, are free of charge. The clinics are for family law and civil matters only.