Ontario Legal Aid
If you are unable to afford a lawyer because of low income, you may be eligible for Legal Aid. The Ontario system of legal assistance is administered by Legal Aid Ontario, an independent corporation controlled and financed by the Ontario Government.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Local Legal Aid: firstname.lastname@example.org
A staff family lawyer will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours or less.
Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)
The Family Law Information Centre has Advice Lawyers who provide low income clients with free assistance and information on family law issues. You will receive assistance to prepare/review documents and obtain legal advice on family law matters.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Telephone: 905.372.3751 ext. 128
The Cobourg FLIC office is located on the lower level of the Cobourg Courthouse, at 860 William Street, Cobourg ON
Virtual Family Law Information/Legal Advice
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m
Conducted online using the free app “Zoom” using a telephone, tablet or computer
Zoom Meeting ID: 872 1912 5122
Or Call: +1 647-558-0588
Above is the dial in information for the Friday FLIC where persons can attend virtual FLIC. At this time, FLIC services do not have designated time slots for in person assistance, and as such, parties need to reach out for assistance via telephone or email for service. Duty Counsel will make themselves available by attending all first appearance (Rule 39) dates going forward, which will provide parties an opportunity to speak with duty counsel in a break out room, as the first appearance is evolving from teleconference to that of videoconference through zoom court.
Law Society of Ontario Emergency Referral Service
Free service to determine if a Family Court matter is an emergency/urgent.
Northumberland Legal Centre
The Northumberland Legal Centre is a legal clinic that provides free and confidential legal advice and help to the residents of Northumberland County. This centre is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and there is no charge for their legal services. Clients may be asked to pay back any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in their file. Self-help guidance and referrals to other sources of assistance will be provided.
The legal centre provides services for the following matters:
Tenant’s rights (tenants only)
Ontario Disability Support Program
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Canada Pensions Plan
Ontario Human Rights Code
Criminal Injuries Compensation
The centre does not provide legal services for real estate, family, criminal, highway traffic or small claims court.
The Legal Centre
1005 Elgin Street West, Suite 301
The Fleming Building
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J4
Toll free: 1.800.850.7882