Law Phone-In and Lawyer Referral Program

Law Phone-In will be closed July 8th to July 12th inclusive.  Both Law Phone-In Lawyers will be away.  Phone Calls and emails will not be answered during that week. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Currently you can leave a message from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until capacity is reached.  The two Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program lawyers are returning calls from 9 a.m  until  4 p.m.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Funded by the Law Society of Manitoba and The Manitoba Law Foundation, the Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program provides:

  • general legal information and advice over the phone in response to callers’ inquiries,
  • if appropriate, referrals to law-related agencies,
  • in appropriate situations, a referral to a lawyer on the Lawyer Referral panel.  The first consultation with that lawyer is free (up to half an hour).  If we refer you to a lawyer, we will need your name and address for the confirmation letter sent to you and the lawyer.

The Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program has two lawyers on staff.  Because of the high volume of calls, calls will be returned in the order they are received. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please note, we are not an emergency service.

We are not a drop-in service!  We do not see anyone in person!

Our phone hours are 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

We have two Winnipeg lines and a provincial toll-free line.  During office hours, you will be asked to leave a brief message on voicemail.  Please provide the following information:  name, number, reason for your call, when you can be reached.

To reach the Law Phone-In & Lawyer Referral Program, call 204-943-2305 or toll free 1-800-262-8800 (from outside Winnipeg only please).

If you are a lawyer practising in Manitoba and would like to join the Lawyer Referral panel, please download and fill out the LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE Application