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The law can change from one jurisdiction to another, and it can be quite difficult to navigate on your own. Your rights will best be protected by hiring legally trained persons to advocate on your behalf or to help you with navigating the law. The links below provide sources by jurisdiction, including legal clinics that may be able to help you at low cost or on a pro-bono basis.

"Access to Justice" is a recognized problem in Canada due to the high- and increasing- cost of legal services. The resources below can help find a lawyer and point to some useful resources for self-represented litignts.


Canada

If you can't afford a lawyer, there are resources that can assist you as a "self-represented litigant."Canada Legal Help is a good place to start for self-represented litigants. There are some helpful tips at the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. Law Now has also compiled a list of helpful resources.

Ontario

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is the Ontario lawyer's professional organization. They maintain a web-page to assist you with Finding a Lawyer or Paralegal. For more information on LSUC's referral service, see their FAQ.

Legal Clinics

Many law schools offer legal clinics that may be able to help you with legal problems on a low-cost or pro-bono basis.

Kingston

Queen's Law's Legal Clinics

London

Community Legal Services - Western Law's Legal Clinic

Ottawa

U of O Community legal Clinic

Toronto

CLASP is Ogoode Hall Law School's Community and Legal Aid Services Program. It is a free legal clinic.

Parkdale Legal Clinic is a community legal aid clinic operating in Toronto in the Parkdale neighborhood.

Downtown Legal Services is the University of Toronto Community legal clinic.