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Legal Aid

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

Phone: 1-800-668-8258

Local Legal Aid:

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.


Cobourg FLIC:

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
Passcode: 32145456

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 Works

  • Ontario Disability Support Program

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

  • Canada Pensions Plan

  • Employment Insurance

  • Employment Standards

  • 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


Phone: 905.373.4464

Toll free: 1.800.850.7882

Fax: 905.373.4467



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