Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 470 Water St

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Family)

Description (Service) COVID19 In-person services suspended at all office and court locations  
Legal aid services available by phone Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 1-800-668-8258.  
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 
  • help to negotiate and settle issues 
  • review and preparation of court documents 
  • assistance in the courtroom for child protection, garnishment and support hearings 
  • help in interim, pre-trial and show cause hearings for issues such as custody, access, child protection or child support where the issues are not complicated 
  • referral to other resources including mediation, a legal aid worker in the courthouse, a district office, a community legal clinic or the application for representation by a private lawyer
See separate listing for duty counsel at Provincial Court and Young Offender 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 Visit website or 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
470 Water St
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3
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Intersection Water St and Murray 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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