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.
Visit: Legal Aid Ontario
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.
Cobourg FLIC hours:
Every 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.
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