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Welcome to Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people.


Getting legal help

Get legal aid help in over 200 languages at 1-800-668-8258 toll-free (or 416-979-1446 in Toronto)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Best time to call: 9 to 10 a.m.

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If you are deaf, deafened or hard or hearing you can call us on Bell relay or TTY.

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Getting help from Legal Aid Ontario

Does your problem qualify for legal aid?

Does your income qualify for legal aid?

Types of help

Other types of help

LawFacts.ca
Legal Aid Ontarios criminal and refugee law information website

Family Law Information Program (FLIP)
A free online resource for families, former spouses and partners about to enter the family justice system.

News

Legal Aid Ontario posts its submission on expanding legal services options for Ontario families
Tuesday, August 9

Legal Aid Ontario is proud to offer test cases among the services it offers
Thursday, August 4

Legal Aid doing its bit
Tuesday, July 5

Blog

Lawyers

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Deadline to join a refugee panel is July 31
Tuesday, July 26

Second chair mentoring program update
Monday, July 18

Judicial Pre-Trial pilot process
Friday, June 24

Legal Aid Online

Lawyers and legal office staff can submit accounts and view their status on the secure Legal Aid Online website.


LAO's strategic directions

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Domestic Violence Strategy

Mental Health Justice Strategy

Racialized Communities Strategy

Clinic Transformation

Clinic law services strategic direction

Performance measures for clinics

Business plans

Legal aid clinics

Legal Aid Ontario funds 76 community legal clinics throughout the province. Thirteen of these clinics provide specialty legal services.
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