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Legal Aid Ontario

Northwestern Ontario - Family Duty Counsel

  • Gives immediate legal assistance on family law issues to individuals who appear in court without a lawyer
  • Provides information about legal rights, obligations and basic court procedure
  • Helps negotiate or settle issues
  • Reviews or prepares court documents to be filed
  • Helps determines if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
Provides assistance in:
  • the courtroom for child protection hearings
  • garnishment and support hearings
  • requesting adjournments
  • arguing motions
  • hearings for issues such as custody, access, or support where the issues are not complicated
Hours of Operation
0900 - 1630
0900 - 1200
0900 - 1630
0900 - 1200

Mon, Wed 9 am-4:30 pm * Tue, Thu 9 am-12 noon
Must meet income criteria
Application Process
Apply through the website or call the toll-free number
Documents Required
Proof of income, any documents about the legal case
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
June 18, 2021