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)
  • 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.

Representation is available for the Social Benefits Tribunal (Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program), the Landlord & Tenant Board, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

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