Legal Line is a Federal not-for-profit organization providing access to Canadian laws since 1993. Educating the public about the law is a necessary step in advancing access to justice. We provide easy-to-understand legal answers, written in plain language.
Our 1,600 answers give people the power and confidence they need to make informed decisions that affect everyday life. The information is organized under 42 areas of law, allowing people to easily zero-in on the specific answers they need.
After our Users read the answers relevant to their issue, those who need further help are referred to lawyers, government offices, and other professionals who are experts in the exact topic in question.
Since 2016, Legal Line has been a proud participant of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) action campaign. We have created specific objectives and systems to meet the Canadian public’s need for access to justice today and in the future.
Our social and economic sustainability objectives are:
We are excited to announce that as of January 2018, advertising and sponsorship has become available on Legal Line. This outsourced-funding model allows us to better serve our Users in need of referrals, and achieve our sustainable development goals without diverting government funds from other vital services, while still maintaining our services free to the public.
Having achieved our objectives, Legal Line is now poised for ‘Recognition of excellence in Public Service‘ by the United Nations Public Service Awards Committee in 2019.
Antree Demakos, B.A., J.D.
Chief Information Officer, Legal Line
“The strongest healing powers in our world are LOVE and JUSTICE“
“Justice denied wreaks havoc downstream “
(Ian D. Levine)
“There is no justice without Access to Justice“
(Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin)
“All great things are simple. Many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, mercy, hope“
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