Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides duty counsel 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-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Client Lawyer Support Centre: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Dryden ; Hudson ; Ignace ; Sioux Lookout
  • Low income individuals 
  • Legal issue must meet coverage guidelines 
  • Must complete a Simplified Financial Eligibility Test, based on income and assets 
  • May be required to sign a Contribution agreement to repay some or all of the legal fees; based on income level
Application Required form available at the Justice on Target office; can also be completed by telephone with the Client Lawyer Support Centre of Legal Aid Ontario
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-3074
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-7552 
Client Lawyer Support Centre: 1-800-668-8258
Fax 807-737-2633
Primary Executive Ian Ritchie, Supervisory Duty Counsel, Criminal; Email:
Alternate Executive Andreas Asmus, Director General; Email:
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 47A Front St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A3
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Intersection Front St and 4th Ave
Mailing Address Box 187 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)