Ask the CCLA: I need resources to represent myself in a legal proceeding

April 3, 2017

I will be representing myself in a legal proceeding. Where can I find resources for self-represented litigants?

If you will be representing yourself in a lawsuit, you may find it helpful to search the website of the courthouse that will be hearing your case. Most court websites provide information for self-represented litigants, or links to other organizations and resources, both and on-and offline. The clerks at the relevant court may also be able to help you with resources or information.

In addition, you may wish to consider contacting a pro bono organization in your province that may connect you with a volunteer lawyer. To find out more about pro bono organizations in your province, please visit Pro Bono Canada’s Legal Help page.


We hope that you find this information helpful. The information provided is current to January 2017, and consists of general legal information. It is not legal advice. CCLA does not take responsibility for information found on external websites, even where we have provided links to that information. Everyone’s legal situation is different. If you are facing a legal issue, we recommend that you seek independent legal advice. You can find a list of legal clinics and other resources to help you here.