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Duty counsel are lawyers provided by Legal Aid Ontario who can assist you on the day that you are in court.
If you do not have a lawyer and you are in court, duty counsel may be able to help you by:
Duty counsel may have to ask you some questions about your financial situation to see if you qualify for certain services. You may not qualify for all duty counsel services.
Duty Counsel will not have ongoing responsibility for your case. If you come back to court more than once, you may speak to a different duty counsel each time.