Services by topic - Education Law
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) helps to provide legal services to low-income individuals and families. LAO runs a certificate program that provides legal vouchers to low-income people for a range of legal services in such areas as criminal law, family law, and immigration law. If your child has been expelled from school, or you are a student who has been expelled, you may be eligible for a LAO certificate.
Ontario's Community Legal Clinics are funded by Legal Aid Ontario to provide legal services for low-income individuals and families. While the lawyers and legal workers at these clinics may not get directly involved in education law issues, clinics can help you to find support and advice by directing you to other community agencies that provide assistance and information to parents.
Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is a specialty legal clinic located in Toronto that deals with legal issues of children and youth.
The Child Advocacy Project (CAP) is a registered project of Pro Bono Law Ontario. The purpose of CAP is to defend the education rights of children and youth across Ontario. The volunteer lawyers who take CAP cases are experienced and trained in Education Law.
The Law Society of Upper Canada has information on its website to help you find legal assistance. Visit the Law Society's online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory or call the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) to get the name of a lawyer.
JusticeNet is a not-for-profit service helping people in need of legal expertise, whose income is too high to access legal aid and too low to afford standard legal fees. JusticeNet is currently available to anyone living in Ontario.
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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