How to apply to Legal Aid

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides legal help in English and French for financially eligible low-income people. They provide legal services in family law, refugee and immigration law, criminal law, and mental health law.

Their services include a toll-free telephone line that offers 20 minutes of free legal advice for family law matters; same-day courthouse services including duty counsel (lawyers), paralegals, and court workers; staff lawyers who represent clients; representation by a private lawyer through our certificate program; and web-based information and referrals.

For more detailed instructions about how to apply to Legal Aid, please see this document.

For a checklist of the information you will have to provide, please see this document.

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