For people requiring information about and access to representation for legal issues
Due to COVID-19, some services may be paused or moved virtually.
The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and is available for low-income residents of Flamborough. The clinic can help advise about a range of issues such as Tenant Rights, Workers’ Compensation, Disability Supports and Pensions, Employment, Human Rights, Notary Services and Wills.
Phone: 905 527 4572
100 Main Street East (corner of Main Street and Catharine) Suite 203, Hamilton
Legal Aid Certificate Program provides eligible Ontarians with publicly funded legal representation for criminal and family law issues. A certificate guarantees that a lawyer will be paid for representing a legal aid client for a certain number of hours. Clients can apply for certificates by calling LAO’s Client Service Centre 1-800-668-8258 and press 0
Legal Aid Hamilton-Kitchener District Office
110 King Street West, Hamilton, ON Suite 760
Robert Thompson Bldg.
Law Society Referral Service – The Law Society of Ontario helps connect people looking for lawyers with a lawyer. You will be matched with a lawyer or licensed paralegal and receive a free 30-minute consultation. Request a lawyer online or call 1-800-668-7380
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly – legal services for low-income seniors and education on elder abuse, dealings with healthcare facilities, care homes, pensions, theft and other issues relative to seniors. Call 1-855-598-2656
Jared’s Place Legal Resource Centre – for women who have experienced domestic abuse and are going through the legal system. A Legal Advocate can provide support, information, advocacy and referral at no charge related to Family law, Criminal law and other issues such as Disability, Housing, Immigration and Safety Planning. Call 905-522-0127 Ext. 207
100 Main St. East, Hamilton
Steps to Justice – an online tool with step-by-step information about common legal problems.
Community Legal Education Ontario – offers information on a variety of topics such as Family Law, Health & Disability, Housing, Employment, Immigration and Consumer Rights.
Human Rights System
The Human Rights Tribunal is where human rights applications are filed and decided.
Smits Law – Community Law firm offering free notarial services to Flamborough residents along with other legal services for real estate, wills, estates and trusts and litigation. Call 289-204-9435; Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at 35 Main St. North Unit 24C, Waterdown.
Free Wills Month – October is Free Wills Month and an opportunity for people 55 and over to find a local lawyer who will prepare a basic will at no charge. You may make a gift to a partner charity as part of the program.