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Legal Aid Ontario - Northwestern Ontario

Criminal Duty Counsel


Description
  • Gives immediate legal assistance to individuals who appear in court for criminal matters without a lawyer
  • Provides information about legal rights, obligation and the court process
  • Provides assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing
  • Assists with diversions, guilty pleas and sentencing
  • Helps determine if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
Provides assistance in specialized courts such as:
  • Mental health
  • Drug treatment
  • Domestic violence
  • Aboriginal persons (Gladue) court
Note: Criminal duty counsel cannot assist with trials
Eligibility
Must meet low income criteria
Application Process
Call the application line or apply through the website
Toll Free
1-800-668-8258 - Application Line
Office
807-577-1005
TTY
1-800-855-0511
Web Site
https://www.legalaid.on.ca/
Email
info@lao.on.ca
Mailing Address
125 Brodie St N
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 0A3
Canada
Languages
English, French
Documents Required
Proof of income, any documents related to the legal case
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 8, 2022
Address
125 Brodie St N
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 0A3
  • Located at Brodie St N in the S ward of Thunder Bay
  • Closest intersection is at Brodie St N and Miles St E
  • Situated near Paterson Park

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 to 1630
Tue
0830 to 1630
Wed
0830 to 1630
Thu
0830 to 1630
Fri
0830 to 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Thunder Bay