Getting Help with Other Legal Matters in Hamilton
(This page was current as of March 31, 2011.)
Legal Aid Ontario
If you need assistance in areas of law that are not covered by our clinic and are not covered by family, criminal or immigration certificates, Legal Aid Ontario may be able to help you. For example if you need help with mental health and capacity hearings and appeals, prison law matters contact LAO’s Client Service Centre. The toll free number is: 1-800-668-8258 and press 0.
No coins are required from a payphone and LAO accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages.
Clients must be legally and financially eligible for legal aid services.
Legal Aid Ontario
Hamilton-Kitchener District Office
110 King Street West, Hamilton, ON Suite 760
Robert Thompson Bldg.
There are other free legal services available:
Clients can receive assistance from the advice lawyer. Lawyers provide advice, assistance, and review documents. This service is available in the evening at different times and locations. Please call us for details.
Women’s Advice Services
There are several of these general advice clinics throughout the city, on Monday evenings. Please contact our office for details.
Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)
The FLIC is located at Family Court. It’s a drop-in centre with service on a first come-first serve basis. At the FLIC, you can get legal advice, obtain court forms and brochures, information about mediation and community resources.
Superior Court of Justice, Family Court
55 Main Street West, Hamilton
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM- 4:00 PM
905-645-5252 ext 2554
The Law Society Referral Service
The Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) used to be known as the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).
In response to growing public demand, the Law Society has expanded its referral service to include paralegals as well as lawyers and added the ability to request a referral online. We asked that you update the information to the following:
The Law Society Referral Service is designed to provide callers with up to 30 minutes of consultation either by phone or in person at no charge. A Legal Information Officer will receive the call and assess the needs of the client and then provide the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits the client’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions, and any fees should be discussed with the lawyer or paralegal. The service can be reached by calling either 416-947-3330 within the GTA, or toll free 1-800-268-8326 outside the GTA.
(TTY Phone: 416-644-4886)