News from Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario is a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase access to justice for low-income Ontarians with civil, non-family, legal problems. PBLO develops special projects through law firms, legal clinics, or community-based organizations to provide free legal services to eligible members of the public. These services are also available for nonprofit or charitable groups.

Pro Bono Ontario offers a free program 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 people who are representing themselves. They offer brief services that include guide books on various civil law topics (including court rules and process), software to help complete court forms, and duty counsel lawyers who provide free legal advice. At times lawyers may be able to represent people in court on that day.

Pro Bono Ontario uses volunteer lawyers, so clients must be low-income to qualify and may have to meet other criteria to be eligible for help.

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Pro Bono Law Ontario's Wills Assistance Service

Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) now offers its Wills Assistance Service in Toronto as well as in Ottawa.

June 11, 2015

Pro Bono Law Ontario Opens a Wills Clinic in Ottawa

Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) expands its services for low income Ontarians by launching a Simple Wills clinic at its Law Help Ontario centre in Ottawa.

December 06, 2013

PBLO surveying grandparents, caregivers, denied or cut off Temporary Care Assistance

Pro Bono Law Ontario wants to hear from grandparents and other care-givers who have been denied, or cut off, Temporary Care Assistance benefits.

May 17, 2010