Resources for the Public

About Your Legal Rights

This website provides free, practical, legal information by hundreds of organizations across Ontario. About Your Legal Rights is a project of CLEO.

Canadian Judicial Council 

The Canadian Judicial Council has published three new informational handbooks for self-represented litigants who are involved in civil, criminal or family litigation procedures. The goal of the handbooks is to help those who are not represented by legal counsel to better prepare for court proceedings, and to provide judges with tools they can recommend to such persons to help them access the courts

Civil Law Handbook, Criminal Law Handbook, Family Law Handbook

Civil Claims File Online

Community Legal Clinic

The local community legal clinic provides free legal services to low income people in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties. They provide information and advice on: Residential Tenancies, Income Maintenance (Ontario Works), Disability Issues (ODSP, CPP disability), Human Rights, Employment Issues, Employment Insurance and Consumer protection.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

CLEO provides legal rights education and information in a variety of languages and formats to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.

Family Law Information Centres

FLIC services are located in the courthouse throught Ontario. They provide information about separation and divorce and related family law issues, family justice services, alternative forms of dispute resolution, local community resources and court processes.

Family Law Submissions - File Online

Brant Law Association Lawyer Directory

If you need help finding a lawyer click on our Lawyer Directory which will provide you with the contact information for over 100 local lawyers. The directory also allows you to search by practice area, and language. All of the members are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

Law Society Referral Service

The Law Society of Ontario offers a free public service for those looking for legal assistance. A local LRS member lawyer will contact you, and provide up to 30 minutes of free consultation. You can also search the LSO Lawyer and Paralegal Directory.

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

LAO provides programs and services to help low-income people who need legal aid. 

Legal Line

Free legal answers available in 107 languages.

St. Leonard's Community Services - Justice Services

A non-profit, charitable agency that supports children, youth, adults and families throughout Brant county.

My Support Calculator

This free online child and spousal support calculator will tell you how much you'll receive or pay in support. The site also has some useful family law information.

Small Claims File Online

Steps to Justice

Steps to Justice is a guide to information on common legal problems in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.