Other Legal Resources

General Legal services

Online tool: Steps to justice.ca

Step by step, up-to-date information about legal problems in Ontario. “Guided Pathways” is also available on the site for examples of how to fill out forms and complete steps in various areas of law.

30 Minutes free advice: www.findlegalhelp.ca 

Access this service online and make a request for any kind of lawyer or paralegal by filling out the request form. The service promises a response within 3 days.

Affordable legal help: justicenet.ca

Make a request for assistance from a lawyer or paralegal. If you earn less than $59 000, you can qualify for reduced rates, based on a sliding scale. This service is meant to fill the gap for areas of law that Legal Aid does not cover, or for low income people that still do not qualify for Legal Aid.


Specific Legal Services

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid can provide certificates for low income clients facing family, criminal and immigration legal situation as well as mental health and capacity hearings and appeals, and prison law matters. Contact LAO’s Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-8258 and press 0.

No coins are required from a payphone and LAO accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages.

There are other free legal services available:

Domestic Violence Duty Counsel Services

By appointment at the Women’s Centre,
Suite 205-100 Main Street East
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone 905-522-0127

Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

The FLIC is located at Family Court.  It’s a drop-in centre with service on a first come-first serve basis. At the FLIC, you can get legal advice, obtain court forms and brochures, information about mediation and community resources.

Superior Court of Justice, Family Court
55 Main Street West, Hamilton
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM- 4:00 PM