How it works

The Ontario Legal Information Centre (the Centre) offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal situation in Ontario.

There are no admissibility criteria and questions can involve any field of law. Services are confidential, offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

Who can use the Centre’s services?

Simple! Anyone who is faced with a legal issue in Ontario can use the Centre’s services, whether in person or by telephone. There are no admissibility criteria.

Here’s how to use our services

How can I speak with a lawyer at the Centre?
May I ask more than one question during the meeting?
I have more questions. Can I come back?
What is the best time to meet with a lawyer at the Centre?
What is the difference between legal information and legal advice?
Does the Centre cover all areas of the law?
What can the Centre do for me?
What can the Centre not do for me?
What questions can the Centre answer?
What questions can the Centre not answer?
How can i prepare for my visit?

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.