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 person.
You may request a referral online at www.findlegalhelp.ca. You can request to be referred to a lawyer or paralegal who speaks languages other than English or French, or a lawyer who accepts legal aid certificates. A crisis line is available at 416-947-5255 or 1-855-947-5255 (TTY Phone: 416-644-4886) from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The crisis line is intended for people who are unable to use the online services, such as those in custody, in a shelter, or in a remote community without access to the internet.
Non-residents of Ontario may wish to search for search for a lawyer or paralegal using the Law Society of Upper Canada's online directory available at www.lawyerandparalegal.directory. The Lawyer and Paralegal Directory is searchable by name, city, postal code, or area of law/legal services. Note that using the directory does not guarantee a free consultation. You will need to discuss legal fees directly with the lawyer or paralegal.