3. Learn about Legal Aid services

I speak French. What are my rights to services in Ontario in French?
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3. Learn about Legal Aid services

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is a government agency that provides services in French to people with a low income. Some of these services include:

  • about 50 regional offices where you can apply for a legal aid certificate
  • criminal law and family law telephone line that gives general legal information
  • criminal law and family law duty counsel offices that give general legal advice and information to people who appear in court without a lawyer  
  • criminal law Brydges duty counsel service for people in police custody that need to talk to a lawyer
  • family law advice counsel offices that give general legal advice and information
Reviewed: May 1, 2019

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