Canadians beneﬁt from outstanding social services. We’re all familiar with our public health care, but few know about our legal services.
We made a day to change that.
Duty Counsel are legal aid lawyers who give free, on-the-spot legal advice in family, criminal and immigration cases for people living in Canada.
On October 27, learn about Duty Counsel and tell your fellow Canadians. The power to navigate the justice system is in your hands.
It is important we know our rights, and how to exercise them. When dealing with the police or courts, or even just completing forms, it’s critical to understand what is happening, why it’s happening, and what options are available. It’s so important that it’s in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Anyone can suddenly ﬁnd themselves in the justice system. It can seem complex and overwhelming. Confusion can lead to negative outcomes for the people involved and cause disruption and delay within the legal process. This is why Duty Counsel exists. On the spot, at the courthouse or over the phone, they are there for you.
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