Links to Law for All

The Prescott-Russell Law Association Library cannot provide legal advice,or research to members of the public. For step-by-step information about legal problems please try Steps to Justice funded by Legal Aid Ontario, The Law Foundation of Ontario and the Department of Justice Canada. Or,  search for a lawyer practicing in Prescott-Russell using our Lawyers Directory on this website.

You can access a selection of 20,000 Canadian government documents online where they are organized into 70 collections, and feature provincial as well as federal material. The Canadian Government Publications Portal includes reports, standing committee documents, sessional papers, statistics, public accounts, estimates, and more, which are helpful when conducting Ontario legislative research.

Ontario Legislation

Federal Legislation


Legal Aid Ontario

Ontario Bar Association free legal information

Association des juristes d’expression
française de l’Ontario

Ontario Ombudsman
This is an independent office which makes sure that Ontario government offices and agencies are doing their job properly. If all else fails a complaint filed with them may do.

Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
These are the people that keep all police records. The public can enter the VIN Numbers of stolen bicycles and vehicles to see if they have been located.

Ontario Provincial Police

Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services 

This Ministry looks after the OPP and the Ontario Prisons. On these web pages you can find a listing of all jails and their addresses. Also there is an explanation of the prison system, the calculation of sentences and probation and parole:

Ontario Courts
Guide to Ontario Courts

Ontario Court of Appeal and Decisions

Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Ontario Court of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario Law Online

Ontario Administrative Tribunals
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Decisions

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario Municipal Board

Ontario Securities Commission –

Ontario Labour Relations Board

Ontario Employment Standards

Federal Courts and Tribunals
Supreme Court of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada Decisions

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

Tax Court of Canada

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Canadian Industrial Relations Board

Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission

Federal Department of Justice – Laws and Regulations

Pardons   Parole Board of Canada   Record Suspensions
Information about obtaining a pardon, including application procedures

Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted
This organization takes up the cases of those innocent persons who have been wrongfully convicted, primarily by Canadian courts. They have spearheaded the campaigns in the cases of Guy Paul Morin, Steven Truscott, David Milgaard and many more.

Research Links – Doing Legal Research in Canada

Canadian Legal Information Institute

Canadian Access to Justice Network

The Great Library

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

Encyclopedia Britannica

The World Law Guide

The Law Society of Ontario
This body governs lawyers. Have a complaint about a lawyer? Check the LSO website.

Law Times

Other Links
Read about early L’Orignal lawyer John Maxwell at the Law Society Archives.