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Legal Aid Ontario

Northwestern Ontario - Criminal Duty Counsel, Sioux Lookout


Description
  • Provides duty counsel legal assistance to individuals appearing in court without a lawyer
  • Informs individuals about legal rights, obligations and the court process
  • Provides assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing
  • Assists with diversions, guilty pleas and adjournments
  • Helps determine if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
May provide assistance in specialized courts including:
  • Aboriginal persons (Gladue) court
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug treatment
  • Mental health
Note: Criminal Duty Counsel cannot assist with trials
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pmClient Lawyer Support Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Eligibility
  • Low income individuals
  • Legal issue must meet coverage guidelines
  • Must complete a Simplified Financial Eligibility Test, based on income and assets
  • May be required to sign a Contribution agreement to repay some or all of the legal fees; based on income level
Application Process
Required form available at the Justice on Target office; can also be completed by telephone with the Client Lawyer Support Centre of Legal Aid Ontario
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 25, 2019