Friday, December 07, 2007

Help Centre for self represented litigants opens in Toronto

Pro Bono Law Ontario, a charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Ontario by providing free legal services to persons of limited means, launched its first legal resource centre for people who cannot afford legal representation in civil matters at the Superior Court of Justice.

The centre, called Law Help Ontario, is a two-year pilot project funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario. The centre, based at 393 University Avenue Toronto, opened its doors to the public on Dec. 3, 2007.

Law Help Ontario is designed for litigants who cannot qualify for legal aid or afford to hire a lawyer.

More information about the Centre is available at

- Shashi K. Raina, Toronto

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