DLS Expands its Family Law Program

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.

For more information about the new funding, see Legal Aid Ontario’s funding announcement.  Visit our family law page to learn more about the work of this exciting division.


  • Criminal Law

    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.

  • Family Law

    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.

  • Refugee and Immigration Law

    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.

  • Tenant Housing

    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.

  • University Affairs

    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.

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We are grateful for the funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario, the Faculty of Law and students at the University of Toronto.