Getting help from private lawyers paid for by Legal Aid Ontario
You may be able to get help from a local lawyer paid for by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) if you qualify financially, and you have the kind of legal problem they will help with they may issue a “certificate” to take to a local lawyer to help you. The certificate tells the lawyers what they will be paid by LAO.
How to find a lawyer
When calling local lawyers for help, ask if they accept legal aid certificates.
On LAO’s website, you can get information on how to choose the right legal aid lawyer or search for names of lawyers who take legal aid certificates in the area of law you choose.