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Please note that the Center will be closed on Friday, July 20th for staff training.

Are you thinking of starting a claim or are you being sued in Small Claims Court? The Small Claims Court is a simple process allowing individuals and businesses to commence an action for an amount of up to $25,000.

The Ottawa Legal Informaiton Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer in person or by telephone to all residents of Ontario. Information, referral and support services are offered in English and in French, on a confidential basis.

The Legal Information Centre can help you understand the rules and procedures of the Small Claims Court if you intend to sue an individual or a business for the payment of money, to obtain a remedy for harm caused, or to recover property that belongs to you.

''I have been very impressed with the friendliness, efficiency and effectiveness of the lawyers. […] Thanks so much for giving me great direction as to where to go to get faster action.''

To use our services:

Find the Centre:

85 Albert Street, suite 1400
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4
Tel: 613-842-7462 | 1-844-343-7462

Hours of operation:

  • Monday: 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm | 5 pm to 7 pm by appointment only.
  • Thursday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm