Law Society of Ontario (LSO) helps create Legal Line …


The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) links to Legal Line with confidence since the year 1999.

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) links to the Founder of Legal Line Dr. Antree C. Demakos as she is awarded a ‘TOP 10 Outstanding Lawyer’ in Ontario.

The Law Society awards Legal Line the 2018 John Shirley Denison Award for providing Canadians with a valuable Access to Justice website and Telephone Help-Line.

The Law Society Award Celebration pictures and details.



“The Law Society has been aware of the Legal Line project since 1991, and has assisted in its development of both the telephone and website systems. Having been involved with ‘Dial-a-law’, I am pleased to see the development of new technology in action.”
Gemma Zecchini
Director of Change Integration
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

“As a former practicing lawyer and retired Executive Director of The Manitoba Law Foundation, I have watched the development of public legal information systems across Canada for the past 13 years. After completing an in-depth analysis, I report that the telephone and internet systems designed and implemented by Legal Line is the most sophisticated electronic retrieval method I have ever encountered. The Directors of Legal Line have spent all of the time necessary to develop systems of the best possible quality, and they have obtained the cooperation of hundreds of lawyers with the finest of reputations.”
William K. Greenaway, Ph.D., LL.B.
Doctorate in Law / Consultant to the LFO
Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO)

“I have distributed all 200 Legal Line flyers and I require more.”
Kathryn Noxon, Lawyer
Volunteer Lawyers Service (VLS)
Your Legal Rights

“The Law Society has approved your idea to distribute your flyers and guides with our materials to your 6,500 community partners. Your postcard design with our logo has also been approved. I am really happy that we have reached this benchmark. Please keep me posted to what further support you need from The Law Society.”
Marisha Roman, LL.B.
Aboriginal Initiatives and Policy Counsel
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

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“The Law Society of Ontario provides a link to Legal Line as a Legal Resource for the public on our ‘Legal Resources‘ page, under the General Resources tab. Legal Line also appears as a link on our News & Events, ‘Media Resources‘ page. The public can also find Legal Line on the Law Society Referral Service (LSRS) page link to Legal Resources.”
Annette J. Diamond, LL.B., B.A.
Manager, Law Society Referral Service (LSRS)
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)



Including Legal Line with a group initiative with Legal Aid Ontario, Pro Bono Law Ontario, and The Law Foundation of Ontario in a publication for mass distribution through The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life magazine, and to over 2,000 legal help office across Ontario, The Law Society Treasurer Thomas Conway says…
“At The Law Society, we are committed to improving access to justice for all Ontarians. The right information can help you make good choices if you are dealing with a legal problem.”
Thomas G. Conway
Treasurer (2012-2014)
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

I received a package of your flyers. We’d like 100 flyers and a copy of your book (Your Guide to Canadian Law) to keep on the centre desk of the Main Reading Room at the Great Library. Thank you.

Maria Daunt
Great Library, Law Society of Ontario

“Legal Line is an important resource for the members of Ontario. We have created a special link direct to Legal Line.”
James Truman
Project Coordinator
Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)

“Legal Line has taken all the necessary steps to present easily accessible legal information to the public. I am proud to have been contributing to Legal Line for over 20 years as a volunteer by reviewing areas of law for which I am experienced.”
The Honourable Mr. Justice Marvin A. Zuker
Family Court Judge (22 yrs.), Small Claims Court Judge (12 yrs.), Criminal Court Judge (current)
Ontario Court of Justice

“Congratulations Legal Line for winning by unanimous vote, the City of Toronto’s most prestigious Award for Access, Equity and Human Rights. Antree deserves to be celebrated for helping to build a stronger, more equitable society for all Torontonians.”
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto
City of Toronto
Government of Ontario

“I would like to order an additional 1,000 Legal Line Guides. Your guides are available at the Registry of the Supreme Court of Canada to members of the public who need legal help. Your service is a great initiative for the community.”
Nadia Loreti
Acting Director, Registry Branch
The Supreme Court of Canada

It is my honor to share the stage with you this evening. Congratulations to you (Antree Demakos) for creating Legal Line and winning the 2017 LEXPERT Award.
Supreme Court Judge
The Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella
The Supreme Court Of Canada

Special Thanks to:

Grant Wedge, Executive Director of The Law Society, Policy, Equity & Public Affairs who worked with Legal Line in 2012 when we undertook the mammoth task to distribute 90,000 copies of The Law Society pamphlet entitled “Handling everyday legal problems – Information to help you make good choices” to our 8,000 Legal Line Community Partners.

This Law Society pamphlet promotes and endorses Legal Line as a valuable information resource, along with the services of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and Your Legal Rights.

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