Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Barrie - 85 Bayfield St

Service: Central District Office

Record #: BAR0512
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 17 Aug 2022

Location, Telephone & Internet

Office Phone 705-737-3400 ; Central District Office: 1-888-590-3961
Toll Free Phone 1-800-668-8258, Client Service Centre
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Fax 705-739-0002
Social Media Twitter
Located In Community Barrie
Address 85 Bayfield St
Suite 202
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3A7
Intersection Bayfield St and Worsley St

Contact Information

Primary Contact Lisa Banerjee-Wood, Director General
Mailing Address 85 Bayfield St 
Suite 202 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3A7

Description & Services

Description (Service) A blend of remote and in-person services are now available as part of Legal Aid Ontario's transition back to providing in-person services.
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
  • Office Hours: Tue-Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12 noon-1 pm
  • Telephone service: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, interpreter services are available
  • Online service: Mon-Sun 24 hours, go to the Legal Aid Ontario Client Portal
Areas Served Moose Deer Point First Nation ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County ; Wahta Mohawk First Nation
  • Resident of area served
  • financial assessment
  • For Legal Aid
    • applications can be made at Barrie Courthouse Mon and Wed 10 am-12 noon, 2 pm-4 pm
    • Call the Client Service Centre at 1-800-668-8258, Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
    • Call Bell Relay service at 1-800-855-0511
    • for new clients who are receiving OW/ODSP or have no income and do not own any property apply online at the Client Portal
  • For Duty Counsel
    • Call office at 705-737-3400
Languages English; French - Reception; Other - Client Service Centre can provide service in over 120 languages
Fees None

Other Details

Physical Access Fully Accessible

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