Referrals - Legal Aid

This page deals with help you can receive from Legal Aid.  Legal aid primarily deals with criminal, family and immigration law. 

View our Legal Aid Comparison chart to see the different areas legal aid and our clinic cover.

Legal Aid


 Legal Aid Ontario  Aboriginal Justice Strategy
 Legal Aid Funded Services brochure  Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)
•  Queen's Legal Aid  International Legal Aid News



Aboriginal Justice Strategy


In 2007, Legal Aid Ontario ("LAO") the commenced the development of an Aboriginal Justice Strategy, with a mandate to develop a three to five year plan to achieve measurable improvements in LAO's services to Aboriginal people. The plan will provide specific options and recommendations to enhance legal aid services. 


Visit the Legal Aid website to learn more about their current initiatives or read the LAO report "The Development of Legal Aid Ontario's Aboriginal Strategy."


Visit LAO's "Getting Legal Help" page for aboriginals and read about why it is important to tell your lawyer you are aboriginal (brochure, PDF).



Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)


Legal Aid provides an advice lawyer at your local Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) to answer questions specifically about family law. 


Belleville FLIC:  Quinte Courthouse, 15 Bridge Street West, Ste. 1306.  Every Tuesday from 12:30-4:30 pm and every Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 


Napanee FLIC:  Court House, 41 Dundas Street West.  Every Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


For more information about FLIC, visit the Ministry of the Attorney General's site


For more referrals on Family Law, visit our Family Law referrals page.



Queen's Legal Aid (QLA)

  • Queen's Legal Aid is a legal clinic staffed by law students and supervised by two full-time lawyers.

  • Serves residents of Lennox and Addington County

  • Areas that they help with include:  small claims court claims (civil suits under $10,000), wrongful dismissal and minor criminal matters (summary conviction and provincial offences)


International Legal Aid News


For updated information from around the world about Legal Aid, please visit the International Legal Aid Group website at


The International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) is a network of legal aid specialists including chief executives and managers from legal aid commissions, high ranking civil servants and leading academics in over two dozen countries. Its mission is to improve evidence-based policy-making in the field of poverty legal services through discussion and dialogue relating to international developments in policy and research.