The Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law is the first clinic of its kind in North America. Our focus is on class members – people who are part of a large civil lawsuit launched on their behalf by representative plaintiffs and class counsel. The Clinic is staffed with a team of law students, review counsel and a faculty director who provide a range of legal services, information, assistance with filing claims in settlement distribution processes, public education and outreach. Because we serve class members across Canada, the Clinic provides its services online, by telephone and by video conference, as well as in person for those in the Windsor–Essex community.
The Clinic’s 2022 Annual Report
We are proud to report on the Clinic’s operations throughout 2022, a year which marked our first successful intervention application, recovery of over $1 million for our clients since we began operations in 2019, our 200th opened file, and significant funding through cy près awards which will support our projects for years to come.
Clinic receives $3.1 million in funding
The Clinic has received a total of $3.1 million in cy près money to expand its services. Cy près awards are court-approved distributions of leftover class action settlement funds. The Clinic Director and a former student caseworker discussed the award and the Clinic’s work with the CBC. The Clinic was also featured on CBC Radio, AM800 and CTV.