About I Decide Law ProgramTM
The demand for our I Decide Law ProgramTM, PooranLaw’s free legal services, has shown us that there continues to be a large section of the population that is underserved by the legal community and facing difficulty accessing justice.
PooranLaw has been providing free legal services to low-income residents of Windsor-Essex living with an intellectual disability. Thanks to the support of People First of Ontario, our firm expanded our services to residents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
We advocate for the decision-making rights of people who have intellectual disabilities. Through legal education and direct services, we aim to promote self-directed decisions and future planning. For example, we have helped our clients to end guardianship orders, to create their own Powers of Attorney and Wills, and to address and remedy abuse in various forms, including financial, sexual, and physical abuse. More recently, we have worked collaboratively with professionals from diverse backgrounds in order to develop plain language materials and communication tools to facilitate access to our legal services.
- Decision-making rights
- Making Powers of Attorney
- Challenging Guardianship
- Consent and capacity for healthcare treatment
- Preventing and reporting abuse and exploitation (including financial abuse and human trafficking)
- Person-directed planning
- Reduced rates on Wills
- Legal education training sessions
Who is Eligible?
Residents of Windsor-Essex, or the GTA who have:
- lower incomes (would qualify for legal aid services), and
- an intellectual disability and/or acquired brain injury