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Legal Aid Ontario

Northeastern Ontario - Criminal Duty Counsel

  • Gives immediate legal assistance to individuals who appear in court 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 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 specialized courts such as:
  • Mental health
  • Drug treatment
  • Domestic violence
  • Aboriginal persons (Gladue) court
Note: Criminal duty counsel cannot assist with trials
Hours of Operation
0930 - 1530
0930 - 1530
0930 - 1530
0930 - 1530
0930 - 1530

Mon-Fri 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Must meet income criteria
Application Process
Call the application line or apply through the website
Documents Required
Proof of income, any documents related to the legal case
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
June 28, 2021