We provide easy-to-understand legal answers written in plain language. 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.
Our 2,100 answers give people the power and confidence they need to make informed decisions that affect everyday life. Organized under 45 areas of law, our answers allow people to easily zero-in on the specific answers they need. Those who need further help are referred to lawyers, paralegals, government offices, and other professionals who are experts in whichever answer their ‘link‘ appears.
Since 2017, Legal Line has been a proud participant of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 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:
As of last year, advertising and sponsorship became 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.
I am excited to announce that 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 2020.
Antree C. Demakos, B.A., J.D.
Chief Information Officer, Legal Line
“The strongest healing powers in our world are LOVE and JUSTICE“
“There is no justice without Access to Justice“
(Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin)
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere“
(Martin Luther King Jr.)
“All great things are simple. Many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, mercy, hope“
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