Online volunteer application form now live! Fill out the form here and submit by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been denied legal aid? We may be able to help. Visit our criminal law page to read more able the kinds of cases we can take on.
Do you need advice about custody and access? Questions about child support? DLS may be able to assist. To find out more about these services, visit our family law page.
Have you made a refugee claim? Do you need help filing a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment or Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds application? We may be able to help.
Are you a tenant in rental housing? Is your landlord trying to evict you? Does your apartment need repair? We may be able to help.
Are you a student at the University of Toronto? Have you been charged with an academic offence? Do you need advice about an academic appeal? Read more about our services for students to see if we can assist.
Lost your job? Treated unfairly at work? Problems with your employer? We may be able to assist you.
Legal Education Workshops
We provide plain language workshops on a variety of legal topics. To request a workshop or learn more about our PLE program, contact us.
Today marks the official start to the campaign period for a referendum called by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) to increase the levy paid to DLS by University of Toronto undergraduate students. For more information, check out our campaign site at voteyesdls.ca!
DLS is pleased to announce expansion of its family law program, thanks to generous new funding from our primary funder, Legal Aid Ontario. DLS launched its family law program in 2005 in response to overwhelming community need. Since this time, we have provided desperately needed family law services to clients who, but for DLS, would have had to navigate the legal system alone. However, our ability to assist clients and offer valuable clinical placements in family law has been hampered by our limited resources. We are very grateful to LAO for this additional funding, which will allow us significantly expand this innovative program.
We are grateful for the funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Faculty of Law and students at the University of Toronto.