Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General

Office of the Children's Lawyer

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Record #: MET0854 Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2009
Location
Located In CommunityToronto Central
Address393 University Ave, 14th Fl
Toronto, ON M5G 1W9
Site LocationBay Street Corridor, 76
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms * braille and lowered elevator buttons * designated parking in lot, close to entrance
IntersectionUniversity Ave-Dundas St W
Contact Information
Office Phone416-314-8000
Fax416-314-8050
Websitewww.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl/
Primary ExecutiveDebra Stephens, Children's Lawyer
Description & Services
DescriptionPersonal Rights -- legal representation of children under the Courts of Justice Act in custody/access matters under the Divorce Act and Children's Law Reform Act * legal representation of children and minor parents under the Child and Family Services Act, in child protection proceedings and Consent to Adoption matters * preparation of reports to the court under the Courts of Justice Act in custody/access applications

Property Rights -- represents the child's interest in estate or trust matters * provides civil legal representation for the child when there is no one willing and able to do so
HoursMon-Fri 8:30-5
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityParents, courts, lawyers, children or any persons depending on legislation * must be in court system already
ApplicationCourt referrals only
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Supplementary Info
Alternate NameChildren's Lawyer ; Ministry of the Attorney General ; Ontario. Office of the Children's Lawyer
Cross ReferenceChildren's Lawyer ; Ministry of the Attorney General ; Ontario. Office of the Children's Lawyer
Former NameOntario. Ministry of the Attorney General. Official Guardian Branch (1995)
Service Level(30) Provincial Government