Legal Information

If you are arrested for a minor offence, and it is your first offence, you may be eligible for a diversion program (available for both youth and adults), which allows the charge to be withdrawn upon successful completion of an agreed sanction. Contact the services below for youth offenders to get more info.

On the other hand, if you wish to take legal action against another individual, these resources can provide you with your rights, and help point you in the right direction.

Ontario Human Rights Commission
Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/infoctr.asp

The Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) is for clients considering family court action * FLIC provides resources and services for people in the process of separation and divorce * completion of forms * information on legal services and the legal system * family disputes * legal advice provided * call for more information

Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/index.php

The Family Law Information Clinic (FLIC) is for clients considering family court action * FLIC provides resources and services for people in the process of separation and divorce * completion of forms * information on legal services and the legal system * family disputes * Legal advice provided Wednesday afternoons

Legal Aid Ontario
http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/

Legal Aid * Ontario resident * low income * criminal * family disputes * immigration * refugee hearings * adjournment * pleas * applications for bail * submissions as to sentence * young offenders * certificate program * private lawyers * staff lawyers* duty counsel
Family Law Information Clinic – Wednesday mornings and as scheduled – call court services at 519 524-2990 to book appointment
Criminal Law Information Centre – drop in Wednesday from 2 – 4 3rd floor Goderich court house

Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Youth who appear under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court) * prepares pre-sentencing reports * enforces court orders * provides community resources for young offenders * enforces custody orders * enforces probation orders * community service orders * community service work programs

Law Society of Ontario
http://www.lsrs.info

Online referral service — www.findlegalhelp.ca * telephone referrals for those in crisis or without internet access only * referrals made to participating lawyer/paralegal * lawyers/paralegals will provide up to one free half hour of consultation by telephone or in person * fees for subsequent consultation or any legal work are negotiated with the lawyer/paralegal * Law Society Lawyer and Paralegal Directory — www2.lsuc.on.ca/LawyerParalegalDirectory/ * does not provide legal advice

Ontario. Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Young offender case management and supervision * age 12-18 years sentenced by Justice System * probation

Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic
http://www.huronperthlegalclinic.ca

Free legal services * representation * legal advice on Ontario Works * Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) * Landlord and Tenant matters * Canada Pension Plan Disability/ODSP * Employment Insurance (EI) * referrals * low income * com consumer protection * confidential

OUTREACH clinic: check website for details – appointments available at the following times:
2nd mon in Clinton at 60 Mary St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
3rd mon in Listowel at 170 Queen St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
4th mon in Clinton at 60 Mary St. – 8:30 am – 12 noon
4th mon in Wingham at 152 Josephine St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Every thu in Exeter at 349 Main St. – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Every tue & fri in Goderich at 44 North St. – 8:30 am -4:30 pm

Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic
http://www.huronperthlegalclinic.ca

Free legal services * representation * legal advice on Ontario Works * Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) * Landlord and Tenant matters * Canada Pension Plan Disability/ODSP * Employment Insurance (EI) * referrals * low income * confidential * Free confidential sessions

OUTREACH clinic: check website for details
2nd Mon in Clinton at 60 Mary St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
3rd Mon in Listowel at 170 Queen St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
4th Mon in Clinton at 60 Mary St. – 8:30 am – 12 noon
4th Mon in Wingham at 152 Josephine St. – 1:30 pm – 4 pm
Every Thu in Exeter at 349 Main St. – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Every Tue & Fri in Goderich at 44 North St – 8:30 am -4:30 pm

Community Legal Education Ontario
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/consumer-law/collection-agencies

Website that contains information relating to collection agencies

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders * enhance, maintain and promote the mental health of all individuals

Services include: community support programs including case management, concurrent disorders and court support services, peer support programs, family support programs, education, volunteering and supported housing program

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

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