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.)
  • if you are in jail or a detention centre , ask a legal aid worker to apply for you
  • if you are in a hospital, asking a rights’ advisor or patient advocate to apply for you

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