Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Barrie - 85 Bayfield St - Central District Office

Service: Legal Aid Ontario

Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
Legal Aid Ontario has suspended in-person services at all office and court locations but continues to provide legal aid services via telephone from Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, interpreter services are available 
  • Call the Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-8258 
  • Bell Relay 1-800-855-0511 
  • new and existing clients can access the following services online, through the Client Portal: 
    • apply for legal aid, if you are receiving OW/ODSP or have no income and do not own any property  
    • upload documents requested by legal aid  
    • update contact information  
    • review open/active cases
     
  • see COVID-19 Legal Aid Services for more updates
 
Regular 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
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response 
Legal Aid Ontario has suspended in-person services at all office and court locations but continues to provide legal aid services via telephone from Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, interpreter services are available 
  • Call the Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-8258 
  • Bell Relay 1-800-855-0511 
  • new and existing clients can access the following services online, through the Client Portal: 
    • apply for legal aid, if you are receiving OW/ODSP or have no income and do not own any property  
    • upload documents requested by legal aid  
    • update contact information  
    • review open/active cases
     
  • see COVID-19 Legal Aid Services for more updates
Hours COVID-19 Response 
 
Regular Hours
 
Barrie office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Moose Deer Point First Nation ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County ; Wahta Mohawk First Nation
Eligibility Resident of area served * financial assessment
Application COVID-19 Response 
  • 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  
  • new and existing clients can access the following services online, through the Client Portal
 
Regular Application 
    For Legal Aid 
    • applications can be made at Barrie Courthouse Mon and Wed 8:30 am-3:30 pm 
    • 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 ; 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 L4M 3A7
 
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Intersection Bayfield St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-737-3400
Toll Free Phone Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258 * Central District Office 1-888-590-3961
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Fax 705-739-0002
E-Mail info@lao.on.ca
Website www.legalaid.on.ca
Social Media Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/LegalAidOntario
Primary Contact Lisa Banerjee-Wood, Director General

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