Legal Assistance

Because the Court must remain impartial regarding any case that may come before it,  the Superior Court of Justice cannot provide legal advice; however, we are happy to direct you to resources available on other websites. The following links provide information to help you find a lawyer or a paralegal to assist you with your case, as well as general information on the court system and different legal issues.

Legal Advice and Legal Representation

Law Society Referral Service

The Law Society of Upper Canada(LSUC) is the professional body that governs lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. The Law Society Referral Service connects lawyers and paralegals with people looking for assistance with legal matters. This service can be accessed by telephone or by filling out an online request form.

Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario provides low-income people with a range of legal services. Please visit the Legal Aid website to find out whether you are eligible for legal assistance and for information on the types of help that Legal Aid offers.

Pro Bono Law Ontario

Pro Bono Law Ontario is a charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Ontario by creating and facilitating opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to low-income people and charitable organizations. The organization’s primary focus is to help low-income people with civil (non-family) legal problems that are not covered by Legal Aid Ontario. For further information, see Law Help Ontario

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General’s website also provides information on finding a lawyer or paralegal.

Legal Information and Resources

Community Legal Education Ontario

Community Legal Education Ontario(CLEO) is a non-profit organization funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the Department of Justice, and the Law Foundation of Ontario that develops and distributes legal information. CLEO provides resources and publications on a wide range of topics, many of which are available in other languages.

Your Legal Rights

Your Legal Rights is a website established by CLEO that provides legal information to people in Ontario. The website provides information about different legal services available in Ontario and also provides information and guides on a variety of legal topics such as the following:

Law Help Ontario

Law Help Ontario is a website developed by Pro Bono Law Ontario that provides legal information focusing on civil proceedings, including Small Claims Court proceedings. The site contains various “How To” guides, forms, and other resources to assist people with cases in the Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court, and the Divisional Court.

LawFacts

LawFacts is a website developed by Legal Aid Ontario that provides information focusing in the area of criminal law.

Canadian Judicial Council

The Canadian Judicial Council has a Resource Centre for the public that covers the following subjects:

Department of Justice

The Department of Justice offers general information on the following:

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Ministry of the Attorney General provides a basic overview of Ontario’s court structure that explains the function and authority of the function and authority of the different courts in Ontario.

Justice Ontario

Justice Ontario is a webpage developed by the Ministry of the Attorney General that provides information regarding the following legal issues:

Court Services

The Ministry of the Attorney General`s Court Services has a website that provides information on the following topics:

Court information (addresses and publication bans)
Civil Cases
Divisional Court
Small Claims Court
Court Fees
Family Court
Estates
Mandatory Mediation
Court Interpretation Services

Law Society of Upper Canada

The Law Society of Upper Canada is the professional body that governs lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. Its Your Law page provides information about the following topics:

For additional legal resources, please see Additional Resources.