Finding Legal Help

Eligibility requirements included.

General Legal Aid

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
* no restrictions

* 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 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

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 – Legal Clinic
* women ages 16 and up

Teen Legal Helpline
* youth and young adults 13 to 21 years old

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

Centre for Spanish-speaking Peoples Community Legal Clinic
* Spanish-speaking persons
* must meet financial eligibility requirements for representation

Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
* for people who speak Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and Vietnamese and cannot communicate in English
* must meet financial eligibility requirements



Veterans Affairs Canada –
Bureau of Pensions Advocates

* veterans and dependents – Regular and Reserve Force service personnel
* Royal Canadian Mounted Police



Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan
* no restrictions

Automobile Protection Association
* no restrictions

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

Canadian Competition Bureau
* no restrictions



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