Legal Aid Ontario will maintain client service levels during G8/G20 Summits
Updated on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has increased duty counsel resources and taken other measures to maintain normal client service levels during the G20 and G8 Summits. However, should service disruptions occur, LAO will update clients, lawyers and stakeholders via this website.
The G8 Summit – an annual gathering of world leaders from industrialized nations – and the G20 Summit – finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 developed and developing nations – have been the target of large-scale protests in the past.
The G8 Summit is being held in Huntsville on Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26. The G20 Summit is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27. LAO is working with the Ministry of the Attorney General to ensure that legal aid resources are available to those who need them.
Increased duty counsel service will be available in Muskoka, Ottawa and Toronto.
For legal aid clients or people needing non-summit related legal aid services, LAO’s toll-free number (1-800-668-8258) is available for legal aid applications, and to provide information and assistance during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). For faster service, calling before 11:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. is recommended.
For more information
For information on court locations impacted by the G8 and G20 Summits in Bracebridge and Toronto, information is available on the Ministry of the Attorney General’s website: www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/