Legal Aid Ontario
Hamilton-Kitchener District Office

A publically funded agency of the Government of Ontario which provides a continuum of high quality services to low income Ontarians in the areas of criminal law, family, child protection law, refugee law and mental health law. Services include web-based materials, telephone advice service, in-court duty counsel and advice service, staff lawyer service and certificate coverage. The large majority of lawyers in Hamilton accept Legal Aid Certificates.

110 King St W Ste 780
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4S6
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Phone: 905-528-0134
Toll Free: 1-877-449-4003
TTY: 1-866-641-8867


Age 18 years and older; Depending upon the service, clients must meet a financial and legal eligibility test


Attend the Legal Aid office in person or telephone and staff will assist in determining whether the type of problem is covered by legal aid * Applications will not be completed until all financial information is received (i.e. cheque stubs; an up-to-date bank book(s) or statements; a receipt for rent etc.




Fully Accessible


English; French

Primary Contact Person

Carmelo N Runco, Director General

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of); Brant County; Norfolk County; Haldimand County

Agency Type

Provincial Government