Getting legal help

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: