How We Can Help

We provide free legal services for low income residents of Durham Region

We provide referrals, legal information, legal advice, and representation before Administrative Courts and Tribunals, Tenant Duty Counsel at the Landlord Tenant Board, community development and law reform. We also provide free presentations to community groups on the areas of law practiced by the Clinic.

We give advice on the telephone in the areas of law listed below. We also give advice by appointment or on a walk-in basis in some areas of law. Please call reception to determine whether you can walk-in or to schedule an appointment. There are no financial restrictions when asking for advice.

Areas of Law

  • Tenant Rights, including Tenant Representation (tenants only, landlords visit the Landlord Self-help Centre)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program Benefits (ODSP)
  • Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Human Rights Law
  • Employment Law
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Small Claims Court
  • Consumer Law
  • Senior Law
  • Domestic Violence Legal Aid Advice Referrals
  • And more …

We also offer a year-round Income Tax Clinic.

We DO NOT cover criminal or family law. Private bar lawyers accepting Legal Aid certificates cover this work. However, we have a family law triage program through the Access to Justice Hub.

Representation is available for suitable cases before any tribunal or court in Ontario, including the Social Benefits Tribunal (Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program), the Landlord & Tenant Board, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice.

Duty counsel is available for tenants with Landlord and Tenant Board matters.