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.

Housing Law

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.

Employment Law

We represent people who have lost their jobs or whose employers are not following the laws dealing with work-related issues like payment of wages, hours of work and discrimination. 

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.


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News

#VoteYesDLS campaign launched

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 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.

 

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.