How do I apply for legal aid?

You can apply by:

  • calling us at 1‑800‑668‑8258 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 detention centre
  • asking a rights’ advisor or patient advocate, if you are in a hospital
  • asking your lawyer, if you are out of custody and applying for legal aid in a criminal matter

Some local legal aid offices and courthouses may also take applications.