Other Legal Services

If you need assistance in an area of law that is not covered by our Clinic and you do not have a current family, criminal or immigration Legal Aid certificate, Legal Aid Ontario (“LAO”) may be able to help you.

LAO has a website at that provides information on their services. You can also contact LAO’s Client Service Centre toll free at: 1-800-668-8258 and press 0. No coins are required from a payphone and LAO accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages.

Here is information on how to access local Legal Aid services that provide assistance with criminal law or family law.

The Law Society Referral Service

Anyone looking for legal advice in a specific area of law may contact the Law Society Referral Service. This is a free service that can connect you with a lawyer or paralegal that can assist in a specific area of law. The phone number is 1-800-268-8326. This service will provide the name and phone number of a legal professional who may be able to deal with your issue and that will provide up to 30 minutes of free consultation. This service can be found online at LSRS.

Pro Bono Ontario

Pro Bono Ontario has a free legal advice hotline to help with:

  • Going to court (civil matters only – no family law or criminal law)
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Consumer issues, such as consumer debt and consumer protection
  • Creating Powers of Attorney
  • Corporate law for charities, non-profits and small businesses

Visit Pro Bono Ontario for more information on their services.