We strongly encourage students to seek legal representation. You have the right to be represented, although some students choose to represent themselves.
Downtown Legal Services
655 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2H9
DLS is staffed by law students working under the supervision of lawyers, and is a service provided free of charge to students who qualify.
Lawyer Referral Service
416-947-3330 (within the GTA)
The Law Society of Ontario operates the Lawyer Referral Service. You will be able to speak with a lawyer and receive up to a 30 minute consultation for free.
Legal Aid Ontario
Toronto: (416) 979-1446
Toll free: 1-800-668-8258
In 1998, the Ontario government enacted the Legal Aid Services Act in which the province renewed and strengthened its commitment to legal aid. The Act established Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), an independent but publicly funded and publicly accountable non-profit corporation, to administer the province's legal aid program.