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Legal Aid Ontario can help (3-fold brochure)

Need legal help but can’t afford it? We provide legal services for financially eligible, low‑income Ontarians in the following areas: domestic violence, family law, immigration and refugee law, criminal law, and poverty law.

3 fold brochure (8.5 x 11″ / colour)

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Financial eligibility for Legal Aid Ontario

Information about the eligibility threshold for LAO certificate services, duty counsel, and summary legal advice services.

Handout for the period of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
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Finding the right legal aid lawyer

Learn how to find this important professional, what he or she can do for your case, and how to make the most of your relationship.

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Custody and access issues for immigrants and people at risk of deportation

This brochure provides important information for refugee claimants who are parents and separated from their partners.

15 page booklet (8.5 x 14″ / colour)

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Fact sheets

These fact sheets are straightforward summaries of Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)’s programs and activities. They are useful for fact checking, or as reference materials.

All information sheets mentioned on this page are available online only.

About Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario can help
Need legal help but can’t afford it? We provide legal services for financially eligible, low-income Ontarians in the following areas: domestic violence, family law, immigration and refugee law, criminal law, civil mental health law and poverty law.

Services for clients

Duty counsel services
Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) duty counsel are lawyers at courthouses who can step in to help people who need immediate legal support.
Legal aid help if you are experiencing domestic violence
Has children’s aid contacted you?
An overview of what Legal Aid Ontario can do for you if children’s aid has either taken your child into care or you are dealing with a child protection agency outside of the court process.
Finding the right legal aid lawyer
Learn how to find this important professional, what he or she can do for your case, and how to make the most of your relationship.
Mediation
Family mediation is a voluntary process where a mediator helps disputing parents come up with workable solutions that focus on the best interests of their children. The mediator supports each person so that his or her perspective is considered.
School disciplinary hearings
Throughout Legal Aid Ontario’s Racialized Communities Strategy’s early engagement sessions with various stakeholders, the issue of discrimination and school disciplinary hearings has been consistently raised.
What to do before you criminal court first appearance
Young persons’ diversion hotline
If you’re 17 and under and have been arrested for a non-violent crime, you and your parents may want to call the hotline at 1‑855‑953‑1427 as soon as possible.