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About Us

We answer 31,000 enquiries every day
42 million questions have been answered since 1993

Legal Line is a Federal not-for-profit organization providing access to the laws under which we are governed. Our answers empower Canadians by giving them the information they need to make informed decisions that impact everyday life.

After learning from our answers, those who still need to speak with a professional are referred to a specific lawyer, government office, or other professional who is trained on that specific legal issue.

Educating the public about the laws that govern us is an essential element in advancing the cause of justice. Legal Line was created, and continues to exist, as a vital part of the Access to Justice Movement.

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Legal Line acknowledges our founding contributors as we continue to expand and now include:

  • Legal information covering all Canadian provinces and territories
  • Answers provided in 107 languages
  • over 1,600 easy-to-understand answers
  • Answers organized within 40 major areas of law
  • Easy to navigate website answers 31,000 questions every day, and 11 million page views this year (2018)
  • 24 hour telephone information line helped 600,000 callers (2017), and seamlessly rerouted those in need to further help
  • Free Guides and Flyers available in 24 languages (including Indigenous: Ojibwa, Cree, Oji-Cree and Mi’kmaq), and also available in Braille for the blind or vision impaired
  • Relevant Links to valuable government and professional resources, organized by area of law and by province
  • Our ‘best-selling’ legal book, Your Guide to Canadian Law now in its 7th printing (700 pages), and a second book, Your Guide to Ontario Law will be available in late 2018
  • 650 consulate offices now participate in Legal Line’s Foreign Embassy Alliance Program (FEAP) providing legal help for Canada’s 250,000 new immigrants each year, in addition to helping the citizens of those nations to do business with Canadians.
  • Our 710 legal experts help to keep the information accurate, while our Board of Advisors — all experts in their respective areas — assist in directing the future endeavours of Legal Line.
  • Over 8,000 government and community channel partners across Canada have joined us in our efforts by displaying and distributing free Legal Line materials, and by promoting on their websites.






All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, mercy, hope
(Winston Churchill)


There is no justice without Access to Justice
(Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin)


The strongest healing powers in our world are LOVE and JUSTICE
(Antree Demakos)

Legal Line Celebrates 4 Recent Top Awards


Antree Demakos, B.A., LL.B.
Chief Information Officer
Ian D. Levine, B.A., D.M.A.
Director, Strategic Alliances



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