Best Canadian Free Legal Advice Providers

In Canada, access to free legal advice and pro bono services plays a crucial role in ensuring equal access to justice for all. This page highlights top-notch resources that offer free legal assistance and pro bono initiatives across the country and indeed is part of a series of posts we’ve been writing that covers free legal advice in the UK, free legal advice for the US and free legal advice in Australia.

Whether you’re seeking guidance on family law, criminal law, immigration law, or other legal matters, these exceptional organizations, university law clinics, and dedicated lawyers are committed to providing free legal advice and support to individuals in need. Explore the list below and discover the valuable services they offer to promote fairness and justice within the Canadian legal system – and if you can think of any others please do let us know via our contact page here.

Fantastic Canadian Pro Bono Firms, University Law Clinics, Lawyers & Organizations

  1. Legal Aid Ontario – Provides free legal services to low-income individuals in Ontario, covering various legal areas such as family law, criminal law, and immigration law.
  2. Pro Bono Ontario – Connects individuals in Ontario with volunteer lawyers who provide free legal advice and representation in areas such as civil litigation, family law, and estate matters.
  3. Access Pro Bono – Offers free legal services to individuals with low income or limited means in British Columbia, covering areas such as family law, immigration law, and tenancy issues.
  4. University of Toronto Faculty of Law Legal Aid Clinic – Provides free legal assistance to individuals in the Greater Toronto Area, focusing on areas such as criminal law, employment law, and housing issues.
  5. Pro Bono Students Canada – Student-run organization with chapters across Canada, connecting law students with pro bono projects and initiatives to provide free legal services to those in need.
  6. Justice Pro Bono – Collaborative platform connecting individuals and organizations with pro bono legal services in various provinces and territories across Canada.
  7. University of British Columbia Law Students’ Legal Advice Program – Offers free legal advice and assistance to individuals in British Columbia, addressing a wide range of legal issues.

See also our lists of free legal advice providers in the UK and free legal advice providers in the United States too.

For immigration law in Canada, while not necessarily free advice, see our article Judicial Review in Immigration Law: Your Path to Fair Decisions with Jasmin Sandhu.

If you think you can help us improve the information or contact details for anyone or any organisation in Canada who can really make a difference in providing free legal advice or representation whether on a government funded or pro bono basis or otherwise please do not hesitate to contact our Editor, Gavin Ward, here.

Please note that the information provided is a summary, and it is recommended that you visit the relevant websites or indeed do further research on your own for more detailed information about the services provided by each organization. All the best for your legal issue/legal problem.

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