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.  
Legal aid services available by phone Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm 1-800-668-8258. 
Visit visit for up to date information on legal aid services 
Regular service 
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 
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Annual gross family income less than:  
1 family member: $18,795 
2 family members: $32,131 
3 family members: $39,352 
4 family members: $45,289 
5 or more family members: $50,803 
Single boarders: $12,330 
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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