Equality and Justice
For People With Disabilities

Legal Referral Program

Reach mobilizes a network of more than 200 lawyers, mediators and paralegals in the Ottawa region and connects with community resources to assist people with disabilities in dealing with legal issues. 

Issues which clients frequently contact Reach about include wills and power of attorney, family law, criminal law and human rights. 

Clients who are referred to a lawyer, paralegal or mediator may receive up to 3 hours of free, confidential and personal legal services. Should additional time be required, clients and legal professionals will negotiate the terms of representation.


Reach's Legal Referral and Educational Programs are supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

To submit a request for a legal referral, click here

Referral requests are made over the phone or online