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How do I let Legal Aid know who my lawyer is?

Last updated July 13, 2020

If, when you apply, you have a lawyer you want to work with (and they do legal aid work), you can tell us when you apply for a certificate. If you choose a lawyer after you’ve received your certificate, you can call us to let us know who it is or you can give your…

How do I apply for legal aid?

Last updated November 26, 2020

You can apply by: calling us at 1‑800渱668‑8258 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (The best time to call is between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. You can find our current wait time on our homepage.) asking a legal aid worker, if you are in jail or a…

What kind of help can I get if I’m in an abusive relationship?

Last updated March 10, 2020

If you need urgent legal advice about a family issue or an immigration/refugee issue, call us right away or ask someone at a shelter or legal clinic about our two hours of free legal advice. You may also qualify to have a lawyer represent you in court.

I have been refused legal aid. Can I appeal the decision?

Last updated March 10, 2020

You can appeal if your legal aid application has been refused. You have 15 days after getting your notice of refusal or cancellation. If you are in jail or hospitalized, you have 45 days to submit your appeal. Learn more about the appeal process.

Where do I apply if I have charges in another province?

Last updated March 10, 2020

You must apply directly to the legal aid plan in the province or territory where the charges are being heard. If your charges are in Ontario, contact us at 416-979-1446 or toll-free at 1-800-668-8258.

Where can I speak to a lawyer about my rights?

Last updated March 10, 2020

If you need legal help on the day you are in criminal or family court, you can talk to our lawyers (they are called duty counsel) at the courthouse. If you have been arrested or are detained by police, tell the police officer you want to speak to a lawyer. The police officer will…

Children’s Aid contacted me. Can I get legal aid help?

Last updated March 10, 2020

If you financially qualify, then we can help you if you: want to see your children. want your children at home with you (you should call us as soon as you are contacted by Children’s Aid). are a family member or a member of the child’s Indigenous community and you…


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