Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 70 Simcoe St

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Criminal), Peterborough - 70 Simcoe St

Record #: PET0224
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 20 Apr 2022


Description (Service) COVID19
In-person services suspended at all office and court locations
Applications for legal aid available by phone Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 1-800-668-8258.
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Regular service
Lawyers provide immediate legal assistance to low-income individuals who would otherwise be unrepresented and unassisted in the courtroom. Lawyers quickly assess a client's legal situation and provide advice, information and representation. May include:
  • advice about legal rights, obligations and the court process
  • assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing
  • assistance with diversion, guilty pleas and adjournments
Duty counsel is available in Provincial Court and Young Offender Court. See separate listing for duty counsel at Family Court

Client Service Centre phone line also provides free information, referral and advice from a lawyer

Service Details

Hours COVID19 Office is closed to the public.

Client Service Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Low-income individuals appearing in court without a lawyer.
Application Visit website or call the Client Service Centre for more information.
Languages Client Service Centre provides assistance in over 200 languages
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Peterborough Courthouse, 70 Simcoe St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 7G9
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Intersection Simcoe St and Charlotte St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-5430
Toll Free Phone 1-888-828-3827, Peterborough ; Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Mailing Address Peterborough Courthouse, 70 Simcoe St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9H 7G9

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