Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 364 Water St

Service: Peterborough Area Legal Aid Office

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 
Accepts applications for legal aid from low-income individuals with legal issues in areas including criminal, family, immigration, mental health and poverty law 
Evaluates clients’ financial circumstances and type of legal problem to determine if clients are eligible for a legal aid certificate * provides eligible clients with a voucher to pay a private practice lawyer * must use a participating lawyer who accepts legal aid certificates 
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.
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Annual gross family income less than:  
1 family member: $14,453 
2 family members: $25,003 
3 family members: $28,503 
4 family members: $32,207 
5 or more family members: $35,749 
Single boarders: $9,501 
Low-income applicants with an income above these levels may qualify for a Legal Aid Certificate with a contribution agreement * required to make monthly payments to repay some or all legal fees 
Individuals experiencing domestic violence may be eligible under a separate set of income eligibility guidelines 
See full eligibility criteria at
Application To apply call the Client Service Centre Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Languages English ; French - all services available in French ; Client Service Centre provides assistance in over 200 languages
Fees Service ; Legal representation fees vary depending on service required and client's ability to pay * sliding scale from partial to complete fee coverage
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Nordia Building, Main Level
364 Water St
Peterborough, ON K9H 3L6
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Intersection Water St and Simcoe 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
Fax 705-743-1150

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