Getting help in the courtroom
What is duty counsel?
Duty counsel are lawyers who can give immediate, legal assistance to low-income people who appear in court without a lawyer.
Duty counsel services are available in many courthouses across Ontario, including more than 28 remote and fly-in locations. Duty counsel assist over one million people a year.
If you have a criminal or family law issue, speak to duty counsel before your court appearance.
Duty counsel services
Duty counsel assist with the following types of legal matters: