Ontario

Legal Information

 Guides

  • Forms for Ontario courts Ontario Court Services Website to access Family Law Rules Forms, Rules of Civil Procedure Forms, Rules of the Small Claims Court Forms and their respective Guides to fill out those forms.
  •  Ontario Court Addresses
  • YouCounsel – Online Legal Education – instructional videos on YouTube   NEW!

Requesting Assistance for People with Disabilities

Legal advice and help

  •  Law Help Ontario a project of Pro Bono Law Ontario, helps children and youth, charities, and people with low income who are suing or being sued in civil court. their services include information, brief advice, and help with filling in legal forms. * If you live more than 40km from Toronto or Ottawa call 1-855-255-7256 to apply for services.
  • Student Legal Aid Services Societies (SLASS) located in Kingston, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Windsor and are student-run legal clinics at Ontario law schools. Students who are supervised by lawyers provide legal advice and represent clients in minor criminal, civil and family law cases.
  • Legal Aid Ontario
  • Useful Links for SRL’s
  • Community Legal clinics
  •  Justice Net – Assistance for people who do not qualify for Legal Aid.
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada  lawyer or paralegal referral services
  • Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-268-8326 or 416-947-3330 (within the GTA).

 Access to Case Law using Can LII

  • The Can LII Primer: Legal Research Principles and Can Lii Navigation for Self Represented Litigants. it is designed to help SRL’s navigate Can Lii to prepare for the presentation of their cases- in court, chambers, or as part of a negotiation or mediation. The primer also gives a brief overview of the Canadian Legal System.
  • Can LII Connects was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. *Only very recent posts may be reliable because the case law or legislation may have changed over time.

 Family Law Resources

 Mediation, Collaborative Family Law and Arbitration

Locate the court-connected family mediation and information service in your area.

Support for Children

  • Child Support Guidelines
  • Child Support Tables
  • Child Support Information (Older children)
  • Families in Transition (FIT)  Family Services Toronto.Specialized services for separating, divorcing and blended families. Programs focus on practical strategies for coping with the challenges children and youth up to 18 and their parents face.
  • Family Responsibility Office of Ontario (FRO) Tel: 416-326-1817 or 1-800-267-4330
  • Family Responsibility Office Forms

Information and/or help for Children

 If a child has been taken outside of Canada without your permission:

 Domestic Violence

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: This is a toll-free crisis telephone service operating province-wide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained counselors can help you determine your options, provide information about local supports such as shelters and sexual assault centers and help you develop an immediate safety plan. Interpreters in 150 languages are available to respond to callers. Call 1-866-863-0511 or, in the Toronto calling area, 416-863-0511. TTY 1-866-863-7868.
  • French-Language Crisis Line: A toll-free crisis telephone service for Francophone women experiencing violence. Call 1-877-336-2433 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Victims Services Toronto Tel: 416-808-7066 (there are others across Ontario)
  • Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General – Programs and Services for Victims of Crime
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention Priority Response Unit involving a mental-health crisis including thoughts of suicide or self-harm, distorted or psychotic thinking, anxiety, overwhelming depression, and those who may be suffering from a temporary breakdown of coping skills.

 Additional Links

 Complaining about a Lawyer

  • LSUC will review your complaint about how a lawyer handled your case
  • 416-947-3310 (Toronto and area), Toll-free: 1-800-268-7568