Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Barrie - 85 Bayfield St - Central District Office

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-737-3400
Toll Free Phone Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258 * Central District Office 1-888-590-3961
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 L4M 3A7
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Intersection Bayfield St and Worsley St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Christine Lunn, Director General
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* Legal Aid Ontario has suspended all in-person services at all office and court locations 
* Legal Aid is continuing to provide help over the phone Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm, interpeter services are available 
* Call toll-free 1-800-668-8258  
* Bell Relay 1-800-855-0511  
* see COVID-19 Legal Aid Services for more updates 
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
Hours COVID-19 Response Office is closed 
Regular Service 
Barrie office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Moose Deer Point First Nation ; Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County ; Wahta Mohawk First Nation
Eligibility Resident of area served * financial assessment
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
Languages English ; French - Reception ; Client Service Centre can provide service in over 120 languages
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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