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Lawyer Referral Service

If you think you might have a legal problem, but aren't sure...
If you need legal advice but don't know where to look...
If you need a lawyer, but don't know one...
...The Lawyer Referral Service can help you.

This service is available to anyone, it does not matter how much money you make. It is designed to encourage you to seek legal advice early, before your problems become complicated and expensive.

This referral is for information and general advice only.  The lawyer cannot prepare documents or act as your representative within the consultation. The lawyer is not required to take your case and you do not have to hire the lawyer that you meet with. If you choose to have the lawyer do work for you after the consultation, and he or she agrees, you must discuss a fee.

How It Works

You can call the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-240-9798 or 902-892-0853 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

  1. Explain the type of problem you have. The Service will give you a referral to a lawyer on PEI (most of our volunteer lawyers are in Charlottetown and Summerside).
  2. You arrange an appointment with the lawyer. The lawyer will give you a consultation of up to 45 minutes for $25.00 plus H.S.T. with a referral from CLIA.
  3. The lawyer will tell you whether he or she thinks you have a legal problem, what would be involved in addressing the issue, how long it should take to solve the problem, and about how much it will cost.

Some lawyers are able to communicate in French. Indicate your language preference to us when you call.

Community Legal Information Association of P.E.I. and The Prince Edward Island Law Society do not have a mechanism for testing the lawyer's special skills and so we do not make any representations as to these skills. The Lawyer Referral Service is not legal aid. The telephone number for Legal Aid is in the telephone directory and on the government website.

To prepare for your referral, please fill out the following form and take it with you: LRS Preparation Form.

We respect your privacy. Please read our privacy policy.

Attention Lawyers!

If you are a lawyer interested in becoming part of our referral service, click to learn more: Lawyer Referral Service for Lawyers.

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  Visiting / Mailing Address

Community Legal Information Association
of Prince Edward Island (CLIA PEI)

Royalty Centre, Room 111
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6
Map / directions

  Email Address


Toll free (Atlantic Canada)
1 (800) 240-9798
... or ...
(902) 892-0853

  Important Note

CLIA provides an anonymous, confidential service.  We will not share your information and you do not have to use your real name in communication with us.

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