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Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario, Provincial Head Office

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Free legal information, advice and other services

Legal Aid Certificates
  • reimburses participating lawyers for services rendered on behalf of client
  • client may have to agree to repay all or part of legal fees
  • financial assessment required
  • only granted for serious legal matters such as criminal, family or immigration and refugee law

Duty Counsel
  • provides legal representation for low-income people appearing in court without a lawyer
  • advice and information
  • criminal, family and tenant cases
  • mental health duty counsel for persons living in psychiatric facilities

Community Legal Clinics
  • nonprofit independent and specialty legal centres funded by Legal Aid Ontario -- see separate entries
  • legal assistance in areas such as housing law, social assistance and other income support programs
  • client may be asked to contribute towards disbursements

Family Law Service Centres (FLSC)
  • range of legal resources and support for family matters -- see separate entries
  • located in Toronto Central, Toronto North, Newmarket, Brampton, Chatham and Sarnia
  • Family Law Information Centres (FLICs) -- advice lawyer, located at certain courts
Refugee Law Office -- legal assistance to refugee claimants and immigrants eligible for legal aid, see separate entry
Persons with low incomes, see description for specific services available to those accepted for legal certificate
Application Process
Apply online
Call for information and certificate application -- including summary legal advice for eligible clients
Toll Free
Ontario-wide 1-800-668-8258; free from any pay phone, collect calls accepted
416-598-8867; toll-free 1-866-641-8867
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English, French, Other - simultaneous interpretation available for 200 languages, including 18 Aboriginal languages and dialects
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - all street entrances except 40 Dundas St ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Designated parking in underground lot - automatic entrance ; Lowered service counter
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Last Updated On
August 9, 2022
Atrium on Bay, 40 Dundas St W, Suite 200
Toronto, ON, M5G 2H1
Legal Aid Ontario Site Location: Provincial Head Office

Cross street: Bay St and Dundas St W;

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Hours of Operation
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
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