Legal Aid Ontario

Site: Peterborough - 470 Water St

Service: Duty Counsel Office (Family), Peterborough - 470 Water St

Record #: PET0227
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.
Visit for up to date information on legal aid services

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
  • help to negotiate and settle issues
  • review and preparation of court documents
  • assistance in the courtroom for child protection, garnishment and support hearings
  • help in interim, pre-trial and show cause hearings for issues such as custody, access, child protection or child support where the issues are not complicated
  • referral to other resources including mediation, a legal aid worker in the courthouse, a district office, a community legal clinic or the application for representation by a private lawyer
See separate listing for duty counsel at Provincial Court and Young Offender 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, 470 Water St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 3M3
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Intersection Water St and Murray 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, 470 Water St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9H 3M3

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