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Access to Justice Hub

Access to Justice Hub

The Durham Access to Justice Hub® (the Hub) operates within the Durham Community Legal Clinic (DCLC) through partnerships with several agencies and organizations in Durham Region. The Hub provides a one-stop shop for legal assistance (through DCLC), as well as supports for residents of Durham Region living on a low income or precariously employed.

The Hub provides expanded legal services, through a partnership with Durham College, often beyond the offerings of the clinic, which can include the following areas:

  • Small Claims (Documents, Letters, Legal Advice, Garnishments)
  • Consumer Protection (Debt, Energy Contracts, Cell Phone Contracts, Utility Contracts, Shoplifting Demand Letters)
  • Provincial Offences Court (Traffic Tickets)
  • Employment Law
  • And more…

These legal services may be provided to clients who do not qualify financially under the Legal Aid Ontario guidelines.

Call 905-728-7321 or toll-free: 1-888-297-2202

Community service organizations also rotate their time at the Hub to provide free wrap-around service delivery for residents with complex issues that often come along with legal issues.

Residents of Durham can come into the Hub for:

  • Free tax filing year-round
  • Housing support
  • Employment and training support
  • Newcomer services
  • Support in getting or paying child support
  • Support for people living with a brain injury
  • Obtaining government ID
  • Parenting programs
  • Record suspensions
  • Anger management

A full schedule of when each service is directly available at the Hub can be found here.