The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) can assist you in finding a lawyer in Ontario. Visit the Lawyer Referral Service to apply on-line.
If in crisis, e.g. being held in custody: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255, M – F, 9am – 5pm.
Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) promotes access to justice in Ontario by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means.
Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people. Services include:
- legal representation for eligible clients who appear in court without a lawyer;
- legal aid applications and information over the phone;
- legal resources and referrals to other social assistance agencies; and
- a certificate program for complex and serious cases.
Legal Aid Ontario also funds 77 community legal clinics throughout the province. 13 of these clinics provide specialty legal services (including Justice for Children and Youth). Each is a non-profit legal centre, governed by an independant board of directors representative of the community it serves. Clinics employ lawyers, legal workers, paralegals and administrative staff to provide information, legal advice and representation.