Legal Counselling

Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.

 

Services

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 .

Offers legal advocacy support, information and referrals to women who have experienced violence or abuse.  Provides support with navigating legal systems when leaving an abusive relationship, including family, criminal, immigration, and child welfare issues.  Accompaniment to court is available. 

An independent agency, funded by the Government of Ontario, to provide legal services to individuals who have experienced discrimination.

An independent agency, funded by the Government of Ontario, to provide legal services to individuals who have experienced discrimination.

Provides assistance to all Indigenous people who are in contact with the legal system, regardless of status.

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.

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