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Organization: Legal Aid Ontario - Guelph Courthouse Staff Services  
Toll-Free: 1-800-668-8258, press 3 - list of services (then press 0 for legal assistance or general inquiries) ; press 4 - financial eligibility criteria * collect calls accepted
Teletype: Legal Aid Ontario toll free 1-866-641-8867
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General 1-877-425-0575
Location: Guelph-Downtown
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Toll-free hotline Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm (average wait time to speak with a representative is about 3 minutes; average wait time to speak with a client specialist is 10 minutes)

* Family Law Information Clinic, Fri 9 am-12 noon, 74 Woolwich St, Guelph
Service Description: Connects low-income clients to legal aid services, assistance and information.
Toll Free phone service provides general information on range of legal aid services * legal, financial eligibility
criteria * legal aid application information

Other services include:
  • duty counsel (legal aid lawyer in an Ontario courthouse) - criminal, family or youth courts
  • summary legal advice for family and criminal law
  • certificate program for complex cases
  • poverty law services - delivered through community legal aid clinics
  • referrals to other social assistance agencies

**In person assistance at court appearances (for qualified applicants) is available at the Guelph courthouses: Criminal Duty Counsel - 36 Wyndham St S ; Family Duty Counsel - 74 Woolwich St

Fees: Call for information.
* for individuals eligible for legal aid services through duty counsel or a family law service centre, Legal Aid Ontario will provide and pay for an interpreter for the meeting with legal aid staff
* LAO's certificate program c
Application: When calling Legal Aid Ontario, ensure that relevant documents (court papers, notices, financial information, etc) are easily accessed; depending on the legal issue, call may take from three to 45 minutes.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Ontario Works (OW) / Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients ; individuals with limited income (income verification required) * legal matter must be one covered by Legal Aid Ontario
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served:
Guelph ; Wellington County  
See Also: Community Legal Clinics
Legal Aid

This information was last completely updated on July 19, 2016

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