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

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

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John D. McCamus reappointed Chair
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Legal Aid Ontario lawyers vote to be represented by union
Wednesday, October 26

Legal Aid Ontario goes paperless in courthouses
Monday, October 24

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Expansion of Judicial Pre-Trial pilot process
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Deadline to join a refugee panel is July 31
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