- January 23, 2017
Not sure if you need a lawyer? Want to learn a bit more about your situation from a legal point of view before retaining a lawyer? Check out some of these helpful legal resources.
What is discrimination? The Ontario Human Rights Commission website provides information as to the codes grounds for discrimination and other aspects of the Ontario Human Rights Code. http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code
For Human Rights related cases in Ontario, consider contacting the Human Rights Legal Support Center, http://www.hrlsc.on.ca/en/welcome. They are a free service available to individuals who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Their services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and legal representation at mediations and hearings.
The Human Rights Legal Support Center also has How-to-Guides for completing applications and information on the procedures at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Community Legal Education Ontario, http://www.cleo.on.ca/, has publications about numerous areas of law including, Employment and Work, Health and Disability and Immigration and Refugee.
For legal precedents and to research cases similar to your own use The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), http://www.canlii.org/. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible on the Internet and it provides access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.
Contact your local Legal Aid Ontario – Community Legal Clinic. You can locate your community clinic on the Legal Aid Ontario website, http://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/contact/contact.asp?type=cl. Clinics employ lawyers, legal workers, paralegals and administrative staff to provide information, legal advice and representation.
Looking for help in a practice area outside of those covered by bakerlaw? Find a lawyer or paralegal using the Lawyer’s Referral Service, https://lsrs.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/.
Of course you can always contact bakerlaw. Check out our “retaining bakerlaw” page to learn more.