Legal clinics serve a real market and societal purpose. Yet, setting up a clinic can be an extremely arduous task, not only from an organizational point of view. One of the key barriers relates to the questions: what constitutes legal advice and what are the implications thereof? This Policy Brief addresses these themes and hopes to convey the following messages: a) legal clinics serve an important societal and educational purpose and b) legal clinics should be allowed to perform their activities. In particular, iLINC believes that the provision of legal advice should not be monopolised by lawyers or bar associations and should remain open to alternative service providers, such as legal clinics.