External Resources

Legal Aid

Free legal advice or representation for a person who cannot afford and qualifies for it.
  • Legal Aid Ontario

    If you qualify financially and have a legal issue that LAO covers, they will help pay for a lawyer to represent you.

    Phone:  1.800.668.8258

    Legal Aid Ontario
  • Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

    Legal Aid Ontario continues to provide Family Law Information Clinic (FLIC) advice primarily virtually. Parties who need advice for a family law (or criminal law) issue can call the toll free number.

    If it is determined that the party qualifies for legal advice after calling, or after speaking to the local family duty counsel in court, they will receive a call back advice session from an LAO family lawyer.

    If it is determined that the party is not able to access legal advice in a meaningful way by phone, the qualifying client may be referred to local duty counsel for an in-person advice session by appointment. The in-person advice for identified vulnerable clients is a newly restored service and will be limited to only those who are identified by local duty counsel as needing these services due to limited resources.

    Family Law Information Centres are free services available across Ontario that provide information about:

    • Separation, divorce and related family law issues
    • Child protection
    • Family justice services
    • Alternative forms of dispute resolution
    • Local community resources
    • Court processes

    Phone: 1.800.688.8258

    Family Law Information Centres
  • Niagara Community Legal Clinic

    Address: 15 Burgar Street, Suite 100, Welland, ON. L3B 2S6

    French services available

    Phone: 905.682.6635

    Niagara Community Legal Clinic