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Organization: Legal Aid Ontario - Barrie - 85 Bayfield St - Central District Office  
Phone Numbers: 705-737-3400
Toll-Free: Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258 * Central District Office 1-888-590-3961
TTY: 1-866-641-8867
Fax: 705-739-0002
85 Bayfield St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON
L4M 3A7
Intersection: Bayfield St and Worsley St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Barrie office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Public Contacts: Christine Lunn - Director General
Service Description: Applications for legal representation available to Ontario low-income residents involved in some types of court matters, including family, criminal, mental health, and immigration litigation * if a qualified applicant is approved, Legal Aid may provide partial or complete payment of the legal services provided by a lawyer * family violence clients may qualify for two hours of free legal advice through the Women's Shelters

Those inquiring about Duty Counsel can call Legal Aid Ontario, Central District Office * Duty Counsel services assist with criminal and family issues * Duty Counsel are lawyers who give immediate legal assistance to low-income people appearing in court without a lawyer * if client has a criminal or family law issue, client should speak to Duty Counsel before court appearance * Duty Counsel can:
  • give advice about legal rights, obligations and the court process
  • provide assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing
  • assist with diversion, guilty pleas, and adjournments

Website has a searchable panel lawyer directory * searches will produce a list of lawyers who have agreed to be on legal aid referral lists

Fees: None
Application: Applications are to be completed through Client Service Centre by calling 1-800-668-8258 Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * applications can also be made at Barrie Courthouse Mon and Wed 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Eligibility / Target Population: Resident of area served * financial assessment
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: French recept
Area Served:
Parry Sound District ; Muskoka District ; Simcoe County ; Wahta Mohawk First Nation ; Moose Deer Point First Nation  
See Also: Community Legal Clinics
Legal Aid

This information was last completely updated on August 22, 2018

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