The Law Society of Ontario with support from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice has launched an emergency family law referral phone line to assist people who are self-represented & trying to determine whether or not their family court matter meets the criteria to be heard by the Court on an “urgent” basis.

The emergency service will connect SRLs with family lawyers, working on a pro bono basis, who will provide 30 minutes of legal advice specific to determining whether or not their family court matter is urgent and referrals to other available legal services.

To access this service, which will be staffed during business hours, SRLs may contact the Law Society by phone at 1-800-268-7568 or 416-947-3310.

Callers get the option for French or English when they call the number. They can select French if they need services in French and may request a referral to a French-speaking Lawyer.

If you are interested in participating in this important initiative, please contact the OBA at .