Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides immediate legal assistance to individuals appearing in court without a lawyer 
  • Informs individuals about legal rights, obligations and the court process 
  • Provides assistance in the courtroom for bail hearings and sentencing 
  • Assists with diversions, guilty pleas and adjournments 
  • Helps determine if further duty counsel services are required or if the matter requires Legal Aid Ontario's assistance in retaining a lawyer
 
May provide assistance in specialized courts including: 
  • Aboriginal persons (Gladue) court 
  • Domestic violence 
  • Drug treatment 
  • Mental health
 
Note: Criminal Duty Counsel cannot assist with trials
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility
  • Low income individuals 
  • Must meet Financial Eligibility Test, based on income and assets
Application Criminal Duty Counsel is only available at Court prior to a scheduled hearing for individuals charged with a crime and appearing in Court
Languages English ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-6722
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-0650
TTY Phone 1-866-641-8867
Fax 807-468-4096
Website www.legalaid.on.ca
Primary Contact Sharon Scharfe, Supervisory Duty Counsel, Criminal
Primary Executive Andreas Asmus, Northwest District Director General; Phone: 1-800-465-7552; Email: AsmusA@lao.on.ca
Alternate Executive Karen Lewis, Northwest District Administrator
Located In Community Kenora
Address 308 Second St S, Suite 6
Kenora, ON P9N 1G4
 
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Intersection Second St S and Chipman St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)