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Working with specific types of clients

Services

Information for legal professionals serving clients from particular backgrounds or clients who may face barriers, such as a person with a disability.

Legal Services

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

Other Services

Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships - ACCP

Promotes awareness, justice, enhanced quality of life and community participation for people who use augmentative and alternative communication. 

Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

Ensures that the federal government meets its responsibilities to victims of crime by addressing complaints of victims, providing information and referrals to victims and promoting awareness of the needs of victims and systemic issues.

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee [OPGT] - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Manages the finances and property of adults who have been found incapable of managing their own affairs; is the decision maker of last resort for treatment & placement decisions for those individuals who have no one else to do so; and can investigate situations where an incapable person may be at risk of abuse or neglect

Veteran's Review and Appeal Board

Provides applicants withredress for disability pension and disability award decisions and the final level of appeal for War Veterans Allowance claims.