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Pro Bono Ontario offers free legal advice over phone

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 9:35 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

After being in a soft-launch mode for 10 weeks, Pro Bono Ontario has officially launched its Free Legal Advice Hotline.

Designed to assist lower and middle-income Ontario residents quickly resolve common legal problems, including employment, housing, consumer protection, debt and estate issues, Lynn Burns, executive director of Pro Bono Ontario, said providing the service is one way to improve access to justice.

“There is a lot of talk about the access to justice problem in Ontario. Approximately 85 per cent of everyday legal problems in Ontario...