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 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.

They also provide free legal services through three programs:

  • Grandparents Support Project
  • Older Youth Adoptions
  • Crown Wardship Appeals

Pro Bono Ontario - Toronto

At Superior Court

393 University Avenue
Suite 110
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2P7

At Small Claims Court
47 Sheppard Avenue East
3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5N1

Pro Bono Ontario - Ottawa

At the Ottawa Court House
161 Elgin Street
Room 5027, 5th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2K1