If you do not qualify for a free lawyer, most courts in Ontario have duty counsel.

Duty counsel are lawyers who can give the client free legal advice on or before the day of court. Legal aid can give the client more information on when and where they can meet with a duty counsel in their area.

Find a duty counsel close to you:

Find a Duty Counsel
  • If you have difficulties in finding a duty counsel office using the search directory link above, please contact the Client Service Centre at:

  • Or toll-free 1-800-668-8258

  • Suite 601

    200 Elgin Street

    Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5