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Legal Aid Ontario - Northwestern Ontario

Family Duty Counsel

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  • 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
Must meet low income criteria
Application Process
Apply through the website or call the toll-free number
Toll Free
1-800-668-8258 - Application Line
Web Site
English, French
Documents Required
Proof of income, any documents about the legal case
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Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 8, 2022
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
0900 to 1430

Mon 9 am-2:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Rainy River District