Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 70 Simcoe St

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Criminal)

Description (Service) COVID19 In-person services suspended at all office and court locations * Applications for legal aid available by phone Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 1-800-668-8258. * Visit visit for up to date information on legal aid services 
Lawyers provide immediate legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unrepresented and unassisted in the courtroom. 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 
Duty counsel is available in Provincial Court and Young Offender Court * see separate listing for duty counsel at Family Court 
Client Service Centre phone line also provides free information, referral and advice from a lawyer
Service Details
Hours COVID19 Office is closed to the public. 
Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Low-income individuals appearing in court without a lawyer
Application call the Client Service Centre for more information
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 Peterborough
Address & Map
Peterborough Courthouse
70 Simcoe St
Peterborough, ON K9H 7G9
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Intersection Simcoe St and Charlotte St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-743-5430
Toll Free Phone Peterborough 1-888-828-3827 * Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867

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