Power of Attorney for Personal Care
Getting legal help
For legal advice or help with a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, contact a lawyer. Here are some places to try.
Community legal clinics
Some community legal clinics may be able to give you free legal advice about your Continuing Power of Attorney for Personal Care. To find the clinic that serves your area, you can go to the Legal Aid Ontario website or call them:
TTY use Bell's Relay Service: 1-800-855-0511
Law Society Referral Service
The Law Society Referral Service is an online service that gives you the name of a lawyer in your area who can give you a free consultation for up to 30 minutes.
You can also call them on a crisis line if you are unable to use the online service, for example, if you are in custody, in a shelter, or in a remote community without access to the internet. The crisis line is available from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit www.findlegalhelp.ca or call:
Toll-free crisis line: 1-855-947-5255
Toronto area crisis line: 416-947-5255
JusticeNet is a nonprofit service that helps people who do not qualify for legal aid to find legal help.
JusticeNet has a directory of lawyers who provide help at reduced rates to financially eligible people.
Visit www.justicenet.ca or call:
Toronto area: 416-479-0552