For H&PELA Members
Free legal advice is available to low-income residents of Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties. Visit the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre website for more information on the services available and the areas of law they can assist with (no family or criminal).
For the Public
The Hastings & Prince Edward Law Association (H&PELA) is the local association for lawyers. It is one of 48 in Ontario, dedicated to ensuring that small-town lawyers have a voice at the provincial level. It is a volunteer association with no set hours. Each lawyer pays a fee to be a member. The fee entitles the lawyer to access the Law Library and all other Association resources.
If you have any questions about the local legal community, H&PELA is available to help you find the answer.
The Operation of the Court system at all levels and for all matters has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The information and situation is subject to constant change.
For up to date information please contact your lawyer if possible or review the under noted links to the websites for the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.