Legal Information Services

Programs that provide information about specific legal problems and procedures that interested individuals can access on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Information may be in a self-serve, browsable format (for example a web resource directory or library of audio recordings) or provided by live agents with expertise in the field. Also included are legal aid services, bar associations and other programs that provide basic information about family law, landlord/tenant law, immigration law, consumer law, elder law, patient rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, the criminal justice system, the civil court system and other legal topics via workshops, classes, speaking engagements, printed materials, websites and other similar educational avenues. = Legal Education/Information

 

Services

Available via website are:

  • legal answers and documents
  • 2,100 topics on provincial and federal laws
  • referrals
  • publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

This organization operates online and via telephone service. It offers legal information and answers covering a large variety of legal topics on provincial and federal laws.

A Federal not-for-profit corporation that provides access to Canadian Laws, helps answer legal questions and does legal education online.

Offers a variety of free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Online website for HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Provides free, confidential legal information related to disabilities:

Topics include:

The Criminal Law Advice Duty Counsel is a service run out of the John Sopinka Courthouse. The program gives advice and assistance on criminal law matters for people who are not in court the day they attend the centre.

The Family Advice Duty Counsel is a service run out of the Family Law Information Centre. The program gives advice and assistance on family law matters for people who are not in court the day they attend the centre .

A publicly 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.

Community legal clinic that deals primarily with immigration, tenant issues, social assistance, employment rights, human rights, and poverty law.

Most refugee cases are referred to Legal Aid.

Phone line for the Ontario Victim Support Line. This phone line provides a range of services to victims of crime offering information and referrals to support services and access to information about provincially sentenced offenders.

Provides free online legal information regarding:

  • finding a lawyer
  • tickets and fines
  • lawsuits and disputes
  • family and criminal law
  • human rights
  • wills and estates

Information is available online or over the phone.

A drop-in service that provides legal and non-legal information, regarding family law issues, such as separation and divorce.

Services include:

A province-wide, bilingual, toll-free information phoneline providing a range of services to victims of crime offering information and referrals to support services and access to information about provincially sentenced offenders.

Hamilton location of the Office of the Worker Adviser. OWA is an arm's length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development.

Arm's length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development. Works to educate, advices, and represent non-union workers who have been injured at work or who have been threatened or punished for following health and safety laws.

Services include:

Online directory of lawyers in Ontario. All Lawyers listed have completed the FLLSS training on how to deliver unbundled family law services.

Contact the lawyer directly via the contact information in the directory to inquire about services.

Free online website for the services provided by the Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project.

Non-profit agency with the aim of improving access to family justice for middle income Ontarians by increasing the scope of limited scope retainers, legal coaching, and summary legal counsel in family law matters.

Provides legal services to low income seniors living in the community in their own homes or in group living arrangements such as retirement homes, boarding homes and long term care facilities.  Areas of law covered also include elder abuse, advance care planning, and consent and capacity.

Web-based service connects teenagers in need of legal advice with lawyers via online queries. it usually takes a day or two for answers to be ready. The service is free, confidential, anonymous, and secure.
 

Web-based service connects teenagers in need of legal advice with lawyers via online queries. it usually takes a day or two for answers to be ready. The service is free, confidential, anonymous, and secure.
 

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