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Legal Aid Ontario - Northeastern Ontario. Sault Ste Marie - 426 Queen St E, Bsmt. Family Duty Counsel Services

As the family duty counsel is often occupied with court proceedings it is best to call the client service center for more immediate service and referrals.
  • Gives immediate legal assistance to individuals who appear in court without a lawyer
  • Provides information about legal rights, obligations and basic court procedure
  • Helps negotiate or settle issues
  • Reviews or prepares court documents to be filed
  • Helps determines if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
Provides assistance in:
  • The courtroom for child protection hearings
  • Garnishment and support hearings
  • Requesting adjournments
  • Arguing motions
  • Hearings for issues such as custody, access, or support where the issues are not complicated


Contact for application information


English; French

Physical Access


426 Queen St East Basement, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z7