The Law Society of Upper Canada provides an online Lawyer and Paralegal Directory. The Lawyer and Paralegal Directory is a complete listing of legal professionals who are licensed by the Law Society to offer legal services in Ontario. The directory is searchable by name, city, or postal code.

Each listing includes the practising status of the lawyer or paralegal. If a lawyer or paralegal has a discipline history, restrictions on his or her practice, or if there is a trusteeship, there will be information on this in the directory listing.

Another service provided by the Law Society is the Law Society Referral Service. The LSRS is an online service for residents of Ontario for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in person. For more information, see: Law Society Referral Service.

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. It has client brochures available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. For more information see: JusticeNet.ca

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has launched a searchable lawyer directory on its website to make it easier for clients to find a lawyer. Every search will produce a list of ten lawyers who have agreed to be on the legal aid referral lists, along with the lawyer's address and phone number.

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) website provides a directory of lawyers who are members of the OBA. You can search by lawyer or law firm name, location, area of law and language spoken.

For information and tips on working with your lawyer, see: Legal System – Working with a lawyer.

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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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Domestic violence services

The following information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario website at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_domesticviolence.asp Legal Aid Ontario has special family law services to help...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Finding a lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_domesticviolence.asp

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

If you have experienced sexual abuse and live in Toronto, Ottawa, or Thunder Bay, you might be able to get 4 hours of free advice from a lawyer. You have to complete a voucher request form. Or you...
Regions served:
Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/ila.php

JusticeNet

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...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Phone:
416-479-0551
Website:
http://www.justicenet.ca

Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)

The Law Society Referral Service is an online service for residents of Ontario for referrals to lawyers or paralegals who will provide a free, up to 30 minute consultation either by phone or in...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer
Website:
http://www.findlegalhelp.ca

Legal Aid Certificates

This information is taken from the Legal Aid Ontario web site at: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateprogram.asp Certificate program If you are eligible and face a serious legal matter,...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
1-800-668-8258
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/certificateprogram.asp

Legal Aid Ontario - Find a lawyer directory

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has launched a searchable panel lawyer directory on its website to make it easier for clients to find a lawyer. Every search will produce a list of ten lawyers who have agreed...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer, Legal Aid Ontario Services
Phone:
416-979-1446
Website:
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/findingalawyer.asp

Ontario Bar Association - Find a Lawyer

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) website provides a directory of lawyers who are members of the OBA. You can search by lawyer or law firm name, location, area of law and language spoken. Please note...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Finding a lawyer, Other Law-related Services
Phone:
(416) 869-1047
Website:
https://www.oba.org/For-the-Public/Find-a-Lawyer

Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario offers free programs to help people who have civil, non-family, matters at the Small Claims Court or Superior Court in Toronto and Ottawa. The program is designed for...
Regions served:
Serves all of Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Greater Toronto Area, Northern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario
Service type:
Court and Tribunal Related Services, Finding a lawyer, Other Law-related Services
Website:
https://www.probonoontario.org/