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Legal Advice and Assistance Centre, Law Help Ontario, Pro Bono Law

Serves people who are suing or being sued in civil (non-family) court, children and youth and charitable organizations

Record #: OCR1799 Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2018
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa Courthouse
161 Elgin St, 5th Flr, Rm 5027
Ottawa, ON K2P 2K1
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Intersection Elgin St and Albert St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) Legal advice * approximately 30 minutes per visit * civil cases only, no family or criminal 
Services provided for Superior Court and Small Claims Court cases: 
* explanation of the claim process (how to start a claim, how to defend a claim, considerations a person should think about before starting a claim, enforcing a judgement, etc.) 
* assiting clients in interpreting court rules 
* identifying the court forms a person may need 
* guiding clients in completing court forms 
* providing tip sheets 
* identifying strengths and weaknesses of cases 
* offering the use of computers and software to help create court forms 
* referrals to other legal services
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals 18 years and older
Application Drop-in centre * appointments are not necessary
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ; General Legal Aid ; Legal Information Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ~ Legal Issues ; Small Claims Advisory Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Legal Issues ; Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Information
Office Phone Toll free Legal Advice Hotline 1-855-255-7256
Social Media Twitter
Other Details
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 877524512 RR0001
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