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About Us

We empower Canadians by providing legal information and help


Over 31 Million enquiries answered

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

We introduced our free telephone helpline in 1993, and it is now a 24-hour telephone service which receives 750,000 calls a year. It is relied upon by those who prefer to ‘listen’ to legal answers (rather than read them on this website) because they are illiterate, have a disability, or may not have access to a computer or a smart phone.

For those who need to speak with a professional for further assistance, after listening to a topic, they can press ‘0’ at any time and be transferred directly to speak ‘live’ with a lawyer or other expert. Each of our agencies and law firms have been specifically chosen to best help our callers based on the exact topic selected.

In 2002, the Legal Line information was made available in book form, now in its 7th printing, and has remained a perennial Bestseller ever since.

Our website came online in 1995 and currently receives 5 million page views annually.

Legal Line has continued to expand and now includes:

Our 575 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.


In addition, over 8,000 community agencies and government channel partners across Canada have joined us in our efforts by displaying and distributing free Legal Line materials, and by promoting on their websites.

Legal Line is used by a wide-range of audiences including:

  • individuals
  • the business community
  • legal community
  • students and educational institutions
  • lawyers and their clients
  • financial industry
  • insurance industry
  • global partners
  • foreign consulates both in and out of Canada
  • all levels of Canadian government

To date, over 31 million enquiries have been answered and the numbers are on the rise.

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





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)


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

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