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Welcome to Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people.


Getting legal help

Get legal aid help in over 200 languages at 1-800-668-8258 toll-free (or 416-979-1446 in Toronto)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Best time to call: 9 to 10 a.m.

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If you are deaf, deafened or hard or hearing you can call us on Bell relay or TTY.

Learn more about:

Getting help from Legal Aid Ontario

Does your problem qualify for legal aid?

Does your income qualify for legal aid?

Types of help

Other types of help

LawFacts.ca
Legal Aid Ontario’s criminal and refugee law information website

Family Law Information Program (FLIP)
A free online resource for families, former spouses and partners about to enter the family justice system.


News

LAO releases Open Government discussion paper
Thursday, April 14

LAO’s paralegals provide full range of practice in criminal courts
Monday, April 4

Legal aid eligibility threshold increases another six per cent
Friday, April 1

Congratulations to first J. Shirley Denison recipient Jenny Quan
Wednesday, March 23

The government charges application fees for refugee matters
Tuesday, March 22

Blog

Lawyers

LAO in brief: News for lawyers HotBytes RSS Feed

Hot bytes news for lawyers is now LAO in brief news for lawyers
Wednesday, April 13

New coverage for immigration detainees through habeas corpus
Tuesday, January 12

Revised Refugee Protection Division practice manual now available online
Wednesday, December 23

Legal eligibility

Effective June 8, 2015

Qs & As

Legal Aid Online

Lawyers and legal office staff can submit accounts and view their status on the secure Legal Aid Online website.

Monitor our progress

We’re resolving all concerns about Legal Aid Online raised during extensive consultations with stakeholders in 2013.
Clearer billing processes, faster payments, more support


LAO's strategic directions

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Domestic Violence Strategy

Mental Health Justice Strategy

Clinic Transformation

Business plans

News

LAO outlines its strategy to help mental health clients
Friday, March 11

Legal aid clinics

Legal Aid Ontario funds 76 community legal clinics throughout the province. Thirteen of these clinics provide specialty legal services.
Learn more.

Clinic strategy

News

Legal Aid Ontario invests $3.3 million in 54 provincial legal aid clinics
Tuesday, March 15



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