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Steps to Justice - Step by step information about legal problems

LSO Lawyer and Paralegal Directory - This directory lists lawyers and paralegals licensed by the Law Society. The Law Society regulates Ontario lawyers and paralegal licensees in the public interest and does not provide legal advice to members of the public.

Durham Community Legal Clinic - Provides legal assistance in various areas of the law to low-income individuals.

Family Justice Centre (FJC): 
The FJC hosts virtual legal clinics for Ontarians dealing with family law issues who are unable to afford a lawyer, but do not meet the threshold to qualify for legal aid services. At the virtual clinics, family law lawyers supervise law students in the delivery of free unbundled legal services to self-represented litigants in Ontario. The FJC also develops public legal education resources to support self-represented litigants in navigating the family law process. 

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO):
Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs through its website and toll free number.1-800-668-8258 www.legalaid.on.ca

Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline:
Promotes access to justice in Ontario by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means. Toll free 1-855-255-7256

Law Help Ontario:
A self-help legal clinic offered by Pro Bono Law Ontario, providing a range of services to unrepresented litigants with civil matters to help them understand court procedures — or meet with a volunteer lawyer — at no charge. 

Ontario Legal Information Centre
The Ontario Legal Information Centre can help you understand your legal situation.
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