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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Gives immediate legal assistance to individuals who appear in court for criminal matters without a lawyer  
  • Provides information about legal rights, obligation and the court process 
  • Provides assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing 
  • Assists with diversions, guilty pleas and sentencing 
  • Helps determine if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
Provides assistance in specialized courts such as: 
  • Mental health 
  • Drug treatment 
  • Domestic violence 
  • Aboriginal persons (Gladue) court
Note: Criminal duty counsel cannot assist with trials
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Must meet financial eligibilities, and legal matter covered by Legal Aid Ontario
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-577-1005
Toll Free Phone 1-800-668-8258
TTY Phone Toll free: 1-866-641-8867
Fax 807-577-1398
Site Location Thunder Bay Courthouse
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 125 Brodie St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 0A3
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Intersection Brodie St N and Miles St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)