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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: 05 Apr 2019
Alternate Name OCR
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 Laurier Ave W
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.) 
* assisting 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-11:30 am, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals 18 years and older
Application Drop-in centre * no appointments
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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