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Legal Resources

 

Understanding where you can go for legal help is an important step when dealing with many situations.

In Peel region, in addition to the many qualified lawyers, there are a number of legal resources available for you, depending on what information you're looking for.

General legal information

Legal Line provides free legal information to Canadians through its website and CLEO Legal Services Information provides publications on getting legal help. 

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) regulates Ontario lawyers and paralegals licensees.  Handling Everyday Legal Problems is an easy to understand guide that provides information  on Ontario's legal system and the types of legal services available to help you with your legal problems.

The Law Society Referral Service provides an online Lawyer Referral Service where you can get a referral to a lawyer in your area for a 30 minute free consultation. In case of a crisis you can call the Crisis Line: 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255 (in the GTA) and speak to a legal information officer to find legal help.  

Immigrant and refugee legal resources

CLEO - Immigration and Refugee Law provides publications on legal topics relating to immigrants and refugees

Employment

As an employee in Canada, you have rights and standards that your employer must follow. Learn more about your rights as an employee.

Landlords and tenants

It's important to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenants and where to turn when you have questions. Learn more about your rights as a tenant.

Legal Aid Clinics

Legal aid is available if you need legal help but cannot afford lawyer's fees. Legal Aid Ontario provides help for a variety of legal problems, including criminal matters, family disputes and immigration and refugee hearings.

They offer different kinds of services, depending on the client's needs. Legal assistance is available through the certificate program, which entitles clients to receive advice and representation by private lawyers or by legal aid staff lawyers. To apply for a legal aid certificate, you must attend in person at a local Legal Aid office:

  • Legal Aid Ontario
    205 County Court Blvd. Suite 200
    Brampton, ON L6W 4R6
    Tel: 905-453-1723

If you are eligible for legal aid, you can get a legal aid certificate that you can take to the lawyer of your choice. Legal assistance is also available relating to tenancies, Ontario Works and disabilities through the community legal clinics.

Peel Region has two legal clinics:

  • Mississauga Community Legal Services
    130 Dundas St. E Suite 504A
    Mississauga, ON L5A 3V8
    Tel: 905-896-2050
  • North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
    24 Queen St. E Suite 601
    Brampton, ON L6V 1A3
    Te: 905-455-0160