The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario announced today a new website and hotline to provide legal information.
Information is available on:
- Finding a lawyer
- Tickets and fines
- Lawsuits and disputes
- Family and criminal law
- Human rights, and
- Wills and Estates
The site provides services in 23 languages to reflect the increasing cultural diversity of the Province, and the hotline has up to 170 languages. Minority access to legal information is a concern that has arisen in many different contexts.
Attorney-General, Chris Bentley, said,
Ontarians now have a place to start when they need basic legal information about our justice system. Justice Ontario is the one-stop destination that puts answers to your basic questions about the legal system just a click or a phone call away.
The Access Partnership that helped develop the site includes representation from the following organizations:
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Ontario Bar Association
- Advocates’ Society
- County and District Law Presidents Association
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- Legal Aid Ontario
- Community Legal Education Ontario
- Pro Bono Law Ontario