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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.

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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

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.


Legal Aid Ontario sets dates for racialized communities strategy meeting
Wednesday, October 11

LAO issues revamped quarterly report for April to June 2017
Wednesday, October 4

Call for 2017 nominations for the Sidney B. Linden Award
Tuesday, October 3

Why did Legal Aid Ontario withdraw its funding from the African Canadian Legal Clinic?
Wednesday, September 20



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LAO launches pilot to expedite applications from Toronto South Detention Centre
Monday, September 18

Hearing time billing reminder
Wednesday, June 14

Changes to the fee waiver regulation
Wednesday, June 7

Legal Aid Online

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

LAO's strategic directions

Aboriginal Justice Strategy

Bail strategy

Domestic Violence Strategy

Mental Health Justice Strategy

Racialized Communities Strategy

Clinic Transformation

Clinic law services strategic direction

Performance measures for clinics

Business plans

Legal aid clinics

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