Downtown Legal Services

Downtown Legal Services

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Downtown Legal Services


Office phone: Administration 416-934-4535 ; Intake 416-978-6447
Fax: 416-934-4536
Email: law.dls@utoronto.ca
Web site: www.dls.utoronto.ca
Address: 655 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H9


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Location (Intersection): Toronto Central (Spadina Ave and Bloor St W)
Contacts: Linn Kennedy, Office Administrator
Hours: Hours vary -- call for details
Area served: City of Toronto
Languages of service: English ; interpretation available for most languages
Eligibility:
  • area residents who meet financial eligibility guidelines and are not eligible for Legal Aid Certificate
  • also all full time University of Toronto students
How to apply: Initial screening over telephone * advice given in person and by appointment only
Fees: Free
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
Service description:
  • legal advice and representation provided by supervised law student volunteers
  • deals with many areas of law, including tenant issues, minor criminal offences, refugee claims, family law (restricted to custody, support or access), academic appeals and offences
  • referrals * public legal education workshops
  • a Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario and University of Toronto
Organization type: Non Profit


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Last complete update: 2010-07-20
Last modified date: 2011-08-19