Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 470 Water St

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Family)

Description
Description (Service) Lawyers provide immediate legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unrepresented and unassisted in the courtroom. Lawyers quickly assess a client’s legal situation and provide advice, information and representation. May include: 
 
* advice about legal rights, obligations and the court process 
* help to negotiate and settle issues 
* review and preparation of court documents 
* assistance in the courtroom for child protection, garnishment and support hearings 
* help in interim, pre-trial and show cause hearings for issues such as custody, access, child protection or child support where the issues are not complicated 
* referral to other resources including mediation, a legal aid worker in the courthouse, a district office, a community legal clinic or the application for representation by a private lawyer 
 
See separate listing for duty counsel at Provincial Court and Young Offender Court 
 
Client Service Centre phone line also provides free information, referral and advice from a lawyer
Service Details
Hours Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Low-income individuals appearing in court without a lawyer
Application call the Client Service Centre for more information
Languages English ; French - all services available in French ; Client Service Centre provides assistance in over 200 languages
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Peterborough Courthouse
470 Water St
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3
 
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Intersection Water St and Murray 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
E-Mail info@lao.on.ca
Website www.legalaid.on.ca

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