Our clinic does not provide service in this area; however if you need assistance in a criminal matter:
Legal aid is available through the certificate program. A legal aid certificate allows you to receive advice and representation from a private lawyer.
Clients can apply for certificates by calling Legal Aid Ontario’s Client Service Centre. The toll free number is: 1-800-668-8258 and press 0
No coins are required from a payphone and Legal Aid Ontario accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages.
Clients must be legally and financially eligible for legal aid services.
Duty Counsel are lawyers assigned to courts to provide free assistance to persons who do not have a lawyer. Look for the duty counsel office at your courthouse.
In criminal cases, duty counsel provide advice, obtain adjournments and assist with adjournments, bail hearings, diversions and guilty pleas.
John Sopinka Courthouse
45 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2B7
Telephone: 905-645-5252 x3616
Monday to Friday 8:45 AM – 4:30 PM