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Getting Legal Help: A Directory of Community Legal Clinics in Ontario

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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

LAO provides legal help for low-income people, including:

  • A toll-free call centre that gives general legal information and advice, as well as information about other social service providers, in over 200 languages
  • Help from courthouse lawyers (called duty counsel) for people who are in court without a lawyer
  • Certificates (vouchers to pay for a lawyer to represent you) for people who need a lawyer for some criminal, family, and immigration and refugee law problems
  • Legal consultation for victims of domestic violence

To get help from LAO, your legal problem must be one that LAO covers, and you must be financially eligible.

For more information visit or call:

Toll-free: 1-800-668-8258
Toronto area: 416-979-1446
Bell Relay Service: 1-800-855-0511