Northumberland Community Legal Centre

Site: Cobourg

Description (Service) COVID19 Conditions 
  • The Legal Centre is serving only one client at a time currently, due to COVID protocols. Those with appointments take precedence over walk-ins.
  • Clients attending in person at the office or satellites must wear a properly fitted face mask, maintain social distance and use hand sanitizer before and after visit.
  • The Legal Centre is available to clients and the public via telephone to provide free summary legal advice and legal education.
Regular Service
Provides free summary legal advice and legal representation, referrals, community development, public legal education, and law reform initiatives in poverty law.
  • Areas in which summary advice and legal representation are made include employment insurance, social assistance (Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program), Canada Pension Plan, tenant's rights, Workplace Safety and Insurance, employment law including Employment Standards, Ontario Human Rights and some consumer law issues.
  • Also assists with some seniors issues (Old Age Security, Powers of Attorney, etc) and some Indigenous issues.
Satellite clinics: Contact the Legal Centre at 1-800-850-7882 to arrange an appointment at a satellite clinic
Service Details
Hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9 am-5 pm
Thu 9 am-2 pm
Satellite offices: call the Legal Centre at 800-850-7882 for information on satellite locations and hours of operation
Areas Served Northumberland County
Eligibility Summary Advice: any resident of Northumberland County but only in areas of practice and only where no conflict of interest. Can not give advice to landlords, or to any party where there is a conflict of interest.
Legal Representation: low income residents in Northumberland County in areas of practice; must meet financial eligibility guidelines set by Legal Aid Ontario.
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Interpretation
Fees Service - Clients may be responsible for out of pocket expenses such as court fees and medical reports. ; None - Summary advice; Legal representation (no lawyer's fees), must qualify financially
Address and Location
Located In Community Cobourg
Address & Map
1005 Elgin St W
Suite 301
Cobourg, ON
Canada K9A 5J4
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-373-4464
Toll Free Phone 1-800-850-7882
Fax 905-373-4467
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Primary Contact Lois Cromarty, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Sarah Cooling, Staff Lawyer; Email:
Mailing Address 1005 Elgin St W 
Suite 301 
Cobourg, ON 
Canada K9A 5J4

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