Legal Aid Ontario launches new legal information website

Posted on: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has launched a new bilingual website called to help people navigate their way through Ontario’s criminal justice system.

Because of changes to the way people access information, the Internet is increasingly becoming the first go-to place for people looking for answers to legal questions. LawFacts is a free website that is accessible through all browsers and mobile devices, and can help Ontarians educate themselves about criminal court processes and legal options. The site provides information, written in plain language, on bail, guilty pleas, peace bonds, types of sentences and more. It also provides examples of commonly-used forms, checklists to prepare for going to court or contacting LAO, and a glossary of legal terms.

In the last year, LAO had 770,000 visits to its website from people seeking legal information and resources. With the introduction of LawFacts, Ontarians now have an additional online resource that offers practical legal information about going to criminal court


If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Kristian Justesen
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: 416-979-2352 ext. 4782
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