Finding Legal Help

Eligibility requirements included.

General Legal Aid

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
* no restrictions

JusticeNet
* for those with an income too high for Legal Aid but too low to afford standard
legal fees

Justice Ontario
* online legal information — finding a lawyer, tickets and fines, lawsuits and disputes, family and criminal law, human rights, wills and estates

Law Society of Upper Canada – Lawyer Referral Service
* no restrictions

Legal Aid Ontario
* persons with low incomes

Legal Line
* no restrictions

Halton Community Legal Services
* must meet financial eligibility criteria for service

Pro Bono Law Ontario
* individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer

Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care

 

Family Law

Family Law Information Centres
* no restrictions

 

Tenants and Landlords

Community Conflict Resolution Services of Halton
* adults, youth and seniors
* both parties must voluntarily agree to submit their dispute for resolution

Landlord and Tenant Board – Hamilton Regional Office
* Customer representatives available to provide information about the Board and the law as well as resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants

 

Targeted Help

The Women’s Centre -Family Law Legal Clinic for Women
* women ages 16 and up

Teen Legal Helpline
* youth and young adults 13 years and older

Fathers Resources International
* fathers and non-custodial mothers and grandparents looking for solutions to custody, access and support (both emotional and financial) issues

Office of the Worker Adviser
* non-unionized injured workers and their survivors

ARCH Disability Law Centre
* people with disabilities
* must meet financial and case eligibility guidelines

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
* persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario
* case and financial eligibility criteria may apply for legal representation

 

Veterans

Veterans Affairs Canada – Bureau of Pensions Advocates
* veterans and dependents – Regular and Reserve Force service personnel
* Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Consumers

Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan
* no restrictions

Ministry of Government and Consumers Services, Consumer Protection Branch
* no restrictions

 

Environment

Canadian Environmental Law Association
*  citizens or citizen groups unable to afford legal assistance according to financial eligibility guidelines

 

Human Rights

Human Rights Legal Support Centre
* individuals who have experienced discrimination under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

 

 


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