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Resources for the Public

The resources below are provided to assist the general public who is seeking information in Law in Ontario.

Library Staff cannot provide legal advice, interpret the law or conduct research.

Durham Community Law Clinic  : Free Legal Services for low-income residents of Durham Region

Child and Spousal Support Calculator: Canada’s online calculator

Family Law Information Centres: Family Law Information Centres are free services available across Ontario that provide information about separation, divorce and related family law issues, child protection, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources, court processes.

Law Society of Ontario: Created by an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1797, the Law Society of Ontario governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.  

Legal Aid Ontario: If you qualify financially and have a legal issue that they cover, they will help pay for a lawyer to represent you.

CANLII: Free database for legal research

Ontario E-Laws: Ontario legislation of both current and consolidated statutes and regulations dating back to January 2, 2004.


If you are self representing, please see the following guides: