Services in region - Serves all of Ontario
The organizations listed alphabetically below provide services to people all over Ontario, regardless of where they live. For example, Ontario has a number of specialty legal clinics. Specialty legal clinics serve a particular community or focus on a specific area of law. Most specialty legal clinics are not limited to serving a particular geographic area. For more information, see: Service by type - Legal Clinics - Specialty.
If you are at court or at a tribunal and don't have a lawyer, you can look for the duty counsel office or ask to see duty counsel. Duty counsel are lawyers who can give immediate legal assistance to low-income people who appear in court without a lawyer. There are duty counsel lawyers at criminal and family courts across the province. For more information see: Service by type - Court and Tribunal Related Services.
There are also Family Law Information Centres (FLIC) at courthouses across Ontario. All of the centres have free pamphlets on topics such as separation and divorce, court procedures, and family mediation. Many of the centres have staff who can give information and make referrals to community agencies and legal services. During specific hours, some of the centres have lawyers from Legal Aid Ontario who can meet with you. For more information, search by your region or see: Family Law Information Centres (FLICs).
211 Ontario is an information and referral hotline that gives help in many languages. Dial 211 for free from any phone in Ontario. They take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For general information on finding legal help visit: I need legal help, but have limited income and can't afford a lawyer. What can I do?
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