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.


Phone: 1-800-668-8258

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 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