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Organization: Legal Aid Ontario - Goderich Duty Counsel - Criminal and Family  
Toll-Free: Client Services Centre: 1-800-668-8258
TTY: 1-866-641-8867
Huron County Court House
1 Court House Sq
Goderich, ON
N7A 1M2
Intersection: North St and Courthouse Sq
Location: Western Huron
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible

Service Description: Issues legal aid certificates under the provisions of the Legal Aid Act to enable persons who qualify to engage the services of a lawyer of their choice * addresses criminal law, family law and immigration

Duty Counsel - Assists persons charged on matters of adjournment, pleas, applications for bail and submissions as to sentence in criminal and young offenders cases provided in courts of first appearance * assists persons in family court and child welfare cases * client must attend at the courthouse for duty counsel assistance

Family Law Information Clinic - appointment required, call 519-524-2990 (press 1 on options menu then 6)

Criminal Law Information Centre - up to 20 min of free legal advice offered for people facing criminal charges or responding to peace bond applications * available on a first-come-first-served basis on the 3rd floor of the Goderich Courthouse, 2-4pm every Wed * further service requires that clients meet the LAO financial eligibility test

Fees: Based on ability to pay and area of law
Application: Call Client Services Centre * legal aid will accept collect calls * income and financial information required for application * walk-ins available at first appearance court *
Eligibility / Target Population: People who cannot afford their own solicitor * based on income and area of law
Languages: English
Language Notes: Interpretation available upon request
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See Also: Legal Aid

This information was last completely updated on March 21, 2018

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