- Yukon - Legal Services Society
203 - 2131-2 Ave
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1C3
Tel: (867) 667-5210
FAX: (867) 667-8649
- Northwest Territories - The Legal Services Board is responsible for ensuring that all eligible persons in the Northwest Territories receive legal services. The Board follows prescribed guidelines for determining if a person is eligible. The Board oversees the operations of legal aid clinics situated in every administrative region of the NWT.
The Legal Services Board
3rd Floor, Panda II Centre
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Telephone: (867) 873-7450
Fax: (867) 873-5320
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B.C. - Legal Services Society of British Columbia Legal aid is when the Legal Services Society (LSS) pay for a lawyer to represent you in court. LSS is an independent, non-profit organization that provides legal help for people in B.C. We are not a government organization.
Your local legal aid office (Office locations) might be able to help you by making some phone calls or by giving you some legal information, or you
may need a lawyer.
Legal Services Society
400 – 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8
- Alberta -The Legal Aid Society of Alberta covers all indictable criminal offences, and summary conviction offences where there is a likelihood of incarceration loss of livelihood or unusual circumstances. Civil coverage is provided in a wide range of cases.
Offices locations throughout the province.
300-10320 102nd Ave., Revillon Bldg.,
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A1
Tel: (403) 427-7575
FAX: (403) 427-59O9
- Saskatchewan- The Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission provides legal services to persons and organizations in respect of civil and criminal matters where those persons are financially unable to secure those services from their own resources.
Office locations.throughout the province.
Jane L. Lancaster,Q.C.
820-410 22nd St. E.,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H6
Tel: (306) 933-5300
FAX: (306) 933-6764
- Manitoba - Legal Aid Manitoba can pay for or help to pay for a lawyer
For this kind of service individuals must complete an application and be found eligible. Office locations.
- to represent a person or group in a law suit or
- when a person is charged with a criminal offence.
Administrative & Winnipeg Area Office
402-294 Portage Ave.,
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9
Tel: (204) 985-8500
FAX: (204) 944-8582
- Prince Edward Island Legal Aid This page lists the contacts for local legal aid officers, but no other information.
W. Kent Brown, Q.C.
Law Courts Bldg., 42 Water St., Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE CIA 7N8
Tel: (902) 368-6015
FAX: (902) 368-6122
Ontario - Legal Aid Ontario Legal aid is officially available across the province, to lower-income people for a variety of legal problems, including criminal matters, family disputes, immigration and refugee hearings and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes and employment insurance. However in reality, it is largely reserved for women, homosexuals, lesbians and minorities. White men need not apply.
Every Ontario resident and, in certain cases, non-residents requiring legal assistance can apply. Eligibility is based on financial need and the type of case. The applicant may pay nothing or a portion of the costs of the legal aid, depending on their financial situation. Once approved, a legal aid certificate entitles a person to retain the lawyer of their choice.
The lawyer is then reimbursed by Legal Aid Ontario.
Legal Aid Office locations
Legal aid area offices in 48 communities receive and process client applications and issue legal aid
certificates to financially eligible people, which allow clients to receive legal services from the lawyer of
Angela Longo, - President/Chief Executive Officer
304-375 University Ave.,
Toronto, ON M5G 2G1
Tel: (416) 979-1446
FAX: (416) 979-8669
LEGAL CLINICS in Ontario
Community Legal Clinics: Legal advice and representation is also available through 70 independent community legal clinics to
clients who have problems such as housing, social assistance, pensions, workers' compensation, and
Quebec - Commission des services juridiques- Legal Aid is especially intended for the economically disadvantaged. It gives them access to the courts, the professional services of an attorney or a notary, and the information they need regarding their rights and obligations.
Eligibility for legal aid is based on several factors. An applicant's family obligations, income, property and liquid assets are taken into account in the processing of applications.
Persons eligible for legal aid are entitled to the services of a legal aid attorney. They are also entitled to those of an attorney in private practice if he accepts; however, not all services are covered.
l404-2, Complexe Desjardins, Tour Est,
Montreal, OC HSB 1B3
Tel: (514) 873-3562
FAX: (514) 873-8762
New Brunswick - Legal Aid New Brunswick
Description of Services: provideS the Duty Counsel lawyers at Provincial Court in Sussex, Hampton, Saint John and St. Stephen in both adult and youth courts. We provide lawyers for trials to successful applicants for serious criminal charges and for parents when the Department of Health and Community Services is applying for permanent custody of the child/children.
Criteria for Service Eligibility
Applicant must be financially eligible to obtain Legal Aid for trials.
Application Procedures for your Organization's Programs/Services
Applications for Legal Aid are completed by the applicant in the Legal Aid office. It is preferred that the applicant make an appointment. Main Phone: 506-633-6030 Main Fax: 506-633-8994
David Potter, - Acting Provincial Director
2-403 Regent St,
Fredericton, NB E3B 3X6
Tel: (506) 451-1424
FAX: (506) 451-1429
The Legal Aid Commission ensures that persons with limited financial means have access to legal counsel. Page lists offices and types of legal matters covered by legal aid.
Department of Justice
4th Flr., East Block, Confederation Building
St. John's, NL
Telephone: (709) 729-5942
Facsimile: (709) 729-2129
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission - the Commission has thirteen community-based law offices, as well as the Halifax/Dartmouth Metro Community Law Clinic, which operates independently. Legal services are provided in areas of civil, family and criminal law.
R. Gordon Murray, Q.C.
174 Archimedes St.,
New Glasgow, NS B2H 2T6
Tel: (902) 755-7020
FAX: (902) 752-8733