Need free legal help in Ontario?

Call our Free Legal Advice Hotline to speak to a lawyer today

How it Works

Pro Bono Ontario is a non-profit organization committed to helping Ontarians with their everyday civil legal needs. If you can’t afford a lawyer, call our Free Legal Advice Hotline for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice and assistance with civil law matters in Ontario (no family law, immigration or criminal).

If you need help , call us today at 1-855-255-7256 (toll free).

Don’t hesitate to call. We’re here to help.


The Hotline accepts calls from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.

Due to very high demand for the service, clients cannot receive more than one consultation per day. We appreciate your understanding.

Not able to get through? The Hotline does not accept calls from Blocked, Anonymous or No Caller ID accounts. You must unblock your number to get through. If you are calling from a hospital, social service agency or legal clinic on behalf of a client and cannot connect because your ID is blocked, please contact for instructions.

We are not your lawyers. Legal advisors on the Hotline provide brief services during your call only. They do not create an ongoing relationship with you. They will not call you and will not be working on your matter between calls unless you have been specifically told so in writing. See our full Terms and Conditions for details.

Please click on the image below to download our brochure:

Get help with:

We cannot assist with:

  • Family Law

  • Immigration

  • Criminal Law

Are you a lawyer? Volunteer at the Hotline:

If you are a lawyer in good standing in Ontario and want to volunteer your legal expertise to low income individuals across the province, visit our Volunteer page for more information, or sign up for a shift now!

Need help with something else? Learn about PBO’s other programs:

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Free legal help for families whose children face challenges to their rights in public schools.