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Canadian ​Laws​

The federal government of Canada outlines laws and justice, as well as treaties, laws and regulations.


Accessing free legal support

If you need a lawyer to protect your interests in court, you can hire one for a fee. You may also be able to get free legal services, called legal aid, depending on your income. Legal aid is a legal service offered to Canadians and residents who cannot afford to pay for it. It offers different kinds of help, depending on your legal problem.


Whether you qualify for legal aid will depend on your family responsibilities and what you must pay every month to live. Legal aid staff will decide if you qualify after they have looked at your financial situation.


Legal Aid Ontario gives low-income people access to a range of legal services tailored to meet their legal needs. To find a lawyer you can browse the Directory of Certified Specialists from the Law Society of Upper Canada


Should you require any legal advice, please visit: Halton Community Legal Services


Other legal help​​

If you cannot or do not want to get legal help from a lawyer, you can also get legal help from a community legal worker, paralegal or immigration consultant.

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