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About Us

WE PROVIDE CANADIANS WITH INFORMATION …

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

 

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.

Legal Line introduced its free telephone helpline in 1993. Our 24-hour telephone service receives 750,000 calls a year and is accessed by those who prefer to ‘listen’ to legal answers because they do not own a computer, those with disabilities, many seniors, or those who are illiterate. 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 specific topic they listened to.

Legalline.ca came online in 1995 and currently receives 500,000 page views per month. Legal Line was made available in book form — a perennial Bestseller since 2002.

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 offices across Canada have joined us in our efforts by displaying and distributing Legal Line flyers and reference guides, and by promoting Legal Line 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 30 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
antree@legalline.ca
Ian D. Levine, B.A., D.M.A.
Co-Founder, Director, Strategic Alliances
ian@legalline.ca

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