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Personal Rights Legal Panel

The Children's Lawyer will select qualified lawyers from across Ontario to provide independent legal representation to children in custody and access and child protection matters before the Court.  The governing legislation for these matters is the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, the Divorce Act, the Children's Law Reform Act, and the Courts of Justice Act. 

Compensation is on a fee-for-service basis and is at par with Legal Aid Ontario rates.



We are committed to continuously improving accessibility of our services and our website.  Disability-related accommodation and accessible alternative formats can be provided upon request to access and use our website and documents.

If you have any feedback, concerns or suggestions about accessibility for people with disabilities, please contact us by email at, by phone at 416-314-6634, or by mail at: Office of the Children’s Lawyer, 393 University Avenue, 14th floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1E6, Attention: Empanelment and Training Coordinator.