Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Orangeville

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Criminal and Family)

Description
Description (Service) Lawyers provide immediate legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unrepresented and unassisted in criminal or family court. Lawyers quickly assess a client’s legal situation and provide advice, information and representation. May include: 
 
* advice about legal rights, obligations and the court process 
* assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing 
* assistance with diversion, guilty pleas and adjournments 
* help to determine if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario’s assistance in retaining a lawyer 
 
Client Service Centre phone line also provides free information, referral and advice from a lawyer
Service Details
Hours Duty Counsel Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Dufferin County
Eligibility Low-income individuals appearing in court without a lawyer
Application Walk in or call for information * some services by appointment
Languages English ; French - all services available in French ; Client Service Centre provides assistance in over 200 languages
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Orangeville
Address & Map
Orangeville Courthouse
10 Louisa St
Orangeville, ON L9W 3P9
 
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Intersection Broadway and Louisa St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-941-5802
Toll Free Phone Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258
TTY Phone Client Service Centre 1-866-641-8867
E-Mail info@lao.on.ca
Website www.legalaid.on.ca

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