NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Office of the Children’s Lawyer
RE: CHANGE OF MAILING / DELIVERY ADDRESS
On October 15, 2011, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) will begin using a Mail Delivery Service and our mailing/ delivery address will change.
While we will be changing our mailing/delivery address, our telephone and fax numbers will remain the same, as will our website and e-mail addresses.
Court documents to be served will continue to be received at 393 University Avenue, 14th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1W9.
All other documents must be sent to the following new mailing/delivery address:
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST INCLUDE “OFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S LAWYER” ON THE ENVELOPE/FRONT OF THE DOCUMENT or it will not be received by our office.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we strive to deliver the best possible service.
The Office of the Children’s Lawyer is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General which delivers programs in the administration of justice on behalf of children under the age of 18 with respect to their personal and property rights. Lawyers within the office represent children in various areas of law including child custody and access disputes, child protection proceedings, estate matters and civil litigation. Clinical investigators prepare reports for the court in custody/access proceedings and may assist lawyers who are representing children in such matters.
The origin of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer in Ontario can be traced back to as early as 1826 when the Lord Chancellor of Upper Canada appointed a leading member of the legal Bar to be guardian ad litem of minors (persons under the age of 18 years) when they were being sued and to represent their interests in court.
The current Children’s Lawyer is Lucy McSweeney.
- More About What We Do
- How to Reach Us
- Report of the Children’s Lawyer
- Intake Criteria for Custody/Access
- Guardianship of Property of Minor Children
- Empanelment Opportunities – Clinical (Updated October 20, 2008)
- Empanelment Opportunities – Legal (Updated October 20, 2008)