Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Barrie - 85 Bayfield St

Service: Central District Office

Record #: BAR0512
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 07 Feb 2024


Description (Service) Applications for legal representation available to Ontario low-income residents involved in some types of court matters:
  • including family, criminal, mental health, and immigration litigation
  • if a qualified applicant is approved, Legal Aid may provide partial or complete payment of the legal services provided by a lawyer
  • family violence clients may qualify for two hours of free legal advice through the Women's Shelters

Those inquiring about Duty Counsel can call Legal Aid Ontario, Central District Office:
  • Duty Counsel services assist with criminal and family issues
  • Duty Counsel are lawyers who give immediate legal assistance to low-income people appearing in court without a lawyer
  • if client has a criminal or family law issue, client should speak to Duty Counsel before court appearance
  • Duty Counsel can:
    • give advice about legal rights, obligations and the court process
    • provide assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing
    • assist with diversion, guilty pleas, and adjournments
A blend of remote and in-person services are now available as part of Legal Aid Ontario's transition back to providing in-person services, see COVID-19 Legal Aid Services for more updates

Service Details

  • In-person service: Tue-Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12 noon-1 pm
  • Telephone service: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, interpreter services are available
  • Online service: Mon-Sun 24 hours, go to the Legal Aid Ontario Client Portal
Areas Served Moose Deer Point First Nation ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County ; Wahta Mohawk First Nation
  • Resident of area served
  • financial assessment
  • For Legal Aid
    • drop-in during opening hours
    • Call the Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-8258, Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
    • Call Bell Relay service at 1-800-855-0511
    • for new clients who are receiving OW/ODSP or have no income and do not own any property apply online at the Client Portal
  • For Duty Counsel
    • Call office at 705-737-3400
Languages English; French - Reception; Other - Client Service Centre can provide service in over 120 languages
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
85 Bayfield St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3A7
Intersection Bayfield St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-737-3400, Central District Office 1-888-590-3961
Toll Free Phone 1-800-668-8258, Client Service Centre
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Fax 705-739-0002
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Lisa Banerjee-Wood, Director General
Mailing Address 85 Bayfield St, Suite 202 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3A7

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