Halton Community Legal Services

Introduction to our services

If you need help with a legal problem and cannot afford a lawyer there are legal services that are available in your community. This is what people think of as legal aid. The services are publicly funded and to receive the legal services you want, you must qualify financially to get legal aid and the kind of legal problem that you have must be covered by legal aid.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), an independent but publicly funded and publicly accountable non-profit corporation, has the responsibility to administer the province's legal aid program.

Legal Aid Ontario has different programs that deliver legal services in different ways. Some of the different programs are the Certificate Program, Duty Counsel, Advice Lawyers, Family Law Information Centres, Criminal Law Offices and Community Legal Clinics.

Halton Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic. We provide clinic law services.

Help with family and criminal law

Our legal clinic cannot help you with family law and criminal law problems, but the other legal aid programs can.

More information on other legal aid programs in Halton.

Did you know

Legal Aid Ontario assists more than one million low-income people every year, who would not otherwise receive legal assistance when their homes, families, incomes or freedom are in jeopardy.

$29,352 per year

Maximum income allowed under financial eligibility guidelines to qualify for legal aid, for a family of four.

$15,800 per year

A single person with a net income over this amount may not qualify for legal aid.