Studying in Hamilton

Knowing your legal rights

In Canada, we follow Common Law. The Legal system is complex with many different opportunities and challenges that can be challenging to navigate. Luckily, some organizations may be able to help you out.

  • Legal Aid Ontario - provides legal aid services for low income individuals. Services are funded by the Province of Ontario to provide services including summary legal advice for family and criminal law matters.
  • Hamilton Community Legal Clinic - a community based not for profit agency whose diverse team of caring professionals and volunteers provides legal services to low income individuals and communities to promote access to justice and to improve quality of life. The Clinic provides services like summary advice and referral, representation, community development, law reform and public legal education.