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850 Which Lawyers accept Legal Aid? Not all lawyers accept Legal Aid work, so if you have a Legal Aid certificate, you need to find a lawyer who takes Legal Aid cases.
There are many considerations when choosing a lawyer. You should try to find a lawyer who has experience with your kind of legal problem. If English is not your first language, you should choose a lawyer who is fluent in your language and who will help you understand your choices.
- Where to find a lawyerThere are a number of ways to find a lawyer:
First, there may be a Legal Aid office in your city. Legal Aid lawyers may be able to take your case and represent you in court.
Second, you can ask the Legal Aid office to provide you with a list of lawyers who take Legal Aid cases.
Third, you can call a lawyer listed on the Legal Line Guide and Website.
Fourth, you can try the Law Society's Lawyer Referral Service.
Fifth, speak to family or friends. Maybe they can recommend a lawyer.
Finally, if you have been abused, a shelter may be able to refer you to a lawyer. Call or visit your local women's shelter to ask for a list of lawyers who work on family cases like yours. In the Metro Toronto Area, call the Assaulted Women's Helpline at (416) 863-0511.
Once you have the names of a few lawyers you may want to work with, call and ask if they will take your case. Spend a few minutes talking to the lawyer or someone in the lawyer's office. Make a list of all the questions you want to ask to help you decide if this lawyer might be right for you. If you are not comfortable, try another lawyer until you find one that does understand you.
Once you have chosen a lawyer, it is unlikely that you will be allowed to change lawyers.
For more information on finding and working with your lawyer, refer to the Lawyers and Legal Organizations section of Legal Line .