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Legal Aid Ontario

Northwestern Ontario - Criminal Duty Counsel


Description
  • Provides immediate 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
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
807-274-9571
TTY
1-800-855-0511
Web Site
https://www.legalaid.on.ca/
Email
info@lao.on.ca
Languages
English
Documents Required
Proof of income, any documents related to the legal case
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 8, 2022
Address
333 Church St
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 1C9
  • Located on Church St in downtown Fort Frances
  • Closest intersection is at Church St and Portgae Ave
  • Situated in the Fort Frances Courthouse

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1430

Mon 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Rainy River District