Getting legal help

Civil law

Help with civil appeals, tribunals, and proceedings is available through community legal clinics.

Community legal clinics are independently-run legal centres, which are funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Read more about community legal clinics.

Types of civil law assistance

Many community legal clinics provide assistance for the following types of civil matters:

  • workplace safety
  • insurance appeal tribunal
  • employment insurance appeal
  • appealing administrative boards/tribunals
  • insurance claims for long-term benefits
  • Canadian Pension Plan appeals or issues
  • Power of Attorney, wills or estates

Contact your local community legal clinic to find out if they can help with these civil matters.

Questions

Do you need assistance in a workplace safety or an insurance appeal tribunal?

Do you need assistance in a workplace safety or an insurance appeal tribunal?

A community legal clinic might be able to help you.

CLEONet also offers more information under their Work & Employment Insurance section.


Do you have an employment insurance appeal?

Do you have an employment insurance appeal?

A community legal clinic might be able to help you.

CLEONet also offers more information under their Work & Employment Insurance section.


Do you want to appeal a decision of an administrative board or tribunal?

Do you want to appeal a decision of an administrative board or tribunal?

A community legal clinic might be able to help you.

CLEONet also offers more information under their Work & Employment Insurance section.


Do you need to make a claim against an insurance company for long-term benefits?

Do you need to make a claim against an insurance company for long-term benefits?

A community legal clinic might be able to help you.

CLEO also has information on Workers Compensation and other types of Social Assistance.


Do you want to appeal a denial of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits?

Do you want to appeal a denial of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits?

A community legal clinic might be able to help you.


Are you looking to obtain power of attorney or set up a living will?

Are you looking to obtain power of attorney or set up a living will?

Legal Aid Ontario does not cover power of attorney or living wills, but a community legal clinic may be able to help you.

If youre looking for more information on Power of Attorney, CLEO has produced two helpful brochures on this topic.


Are you looking to settle a will, an estate matter, or an inheritance?

Are you looking to settle a will, an estate matter, or an inheritance?

Legal Aid Ontario does not cover wills, estate matters or inheritances, but a community legal clinic may be able to help you.

You can also read CLEONets Wills and Estates information.



If your legal issue is not covered by the options, please either try another category (e.g. criminal matters), visit our other resources page, or call Legal Aid Ontario toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 or 416-979-1446 to speak to a representative. Legal Aid Ontario accepts collect calls.

Other resources:

See our Other Resources section for more civil law information.

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