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Legal Aid Ontario

If you need assistance in areas of law that are not covered by our clinic and are not covered by family, criminal or immigration certificates, Legal Aid Ontario may be able to help you. For example if you need help with mental health and capacity hearings and appeals, prison law matters contact LAO’s Client Service Centre. The toll free number is: 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.

Clients must be legally and financially eligible for legal aid services.

Legal Aid Ontario
Hamilton-Kitchener District Office
110 King Street West, Hamilton, ON Suite 760
Robert Thompson Bldg.
Telephone: 905-529-0134
Fax: 905-528-1857

There are other free legal services available:

Fact Sheet on Children’s Aid

Has children’s aid contacted you?

It is important for you to get legal advice immediately—whether children’s aid has taken your child or children into care or you are dealing with an agency outside the court process.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has developed a Fact Sheet which can be helpful. You can find it at http://legalaid.on.ca/en/about/downloads/factsheets/has-childrens-aid-contacted-you.pdf?t=1453734820830

Domestic Violence Duty Counsel Services

By appointment at the Women’s Centre, Suite 205-100 Main Street East, on 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
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM- 4:00 PM
905-645-5252  ext 2554

The Law Society Referral Service 

The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) used to be known as the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).

In response to growing public demand, the Law Society has expanded its referral service to include paralegals as well as lawyers and added the ability to request a referral online. We asked that you update the information to the following:

The Law Society Referral Service is designed to provide callers with up to 30 minutes of consultation either by phone or in person at no charge.  A Legal Information Officer will receive the call and assess the needs of the client and then provide the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits the client’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions, and any fees should be discussed with the lawyer or paralegal.  This online srvice is found at www.lawsocietyreferralservice.ca


(TTY Phone: 416-644-4886)