Services in Ontario - Wills
Legal clinics – Wills and Powers of Attorney
Contact InformationPhone 416-979-1446 Toll-free 1-800-668-8258 TTY 416-598-8867 Toll-free TTY 1-866-641-8867
Legal Aid Ontario funds legal clinics across Ontario. There are two types of legal clinics: community legal clinics and specialty legal clinics.
Community legal clinics provide free legal services to people with low incomes who live in their area. Some help with wills. Search for the clinic in your area using your postal code to find out more.
Some specialty legal clinics provide free legal services to specific groups of people with low incomes. The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly may be able to help with some issues related to wills.
See here for a list of legal clinics that help with wills and Powers of Attorney.
Pro Bono Students Canada – Wills Clinic
Contact InformationPhone 416-548-5010
In the GTA, the PBSC Wills Clinic helps draft wills and powers of attorney for property and personal care for people with low incomes. Law students provide these services from October to November and January to March every year. They are supervised by lawyers.
Call 416-548-5010 and leave a message. A student will call you back and ask you about your income to see if you qualify for services. If you qualify, a meeting will be set up.
Queen’s University Elder Law Clinic
Contact InformationPhone 613-533-2102
In Kingston, the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic provides a range of free legal services to seniors with a low income. This includes help with WIlls, Power of Attorney for Property, and Power of Attorney for Personal Care.
Contact InformationPhone 416-392-6874
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Law Society of Ontario – Lawyer and Paralegal Directory
Ontario Legal Information Centre
Contact InformationPhone 613-842-7462 Toll-free 1-844-343-7462
The Ontario Legal Information Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to anyone in Ontario by telephone or in person at their Ottawa office in English or French. They can provide legal information in any legal topic, and referrals to services. You have to leave a message and a lawyer will call you back.
JusticeNet is a not-for-profit organization that can help people find legal services when their income is too high for legal aid and too low to afford legal fees. Their website has a list of lawyers, paralegals, and mediators who charge reduced fees based on your income and the size of your family. You must register and pay a small fee to use their services.
Law Society Referral Service
The Law Society of Ontario has on online Law Society Referral Service that gives you the name of a lawyer or licensed paralegal who will give free legal advice for up to 30 minutes in any area of law.
If you can’t wait for a legal representative to call you back, or if you don’t have a call-back number, email email@example.com. Or, if you’re in crisis or in custody, call 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.