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    Do I need a lawyer to go to court?
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    No. You can go to court without a lawyer. You will then be responsible for completing and filing all of the appropriate court documents. You can get some information about completing these forms at the court's Family Law Information Centre. You can also ask court staff if there are any guides to procedure that can help you. You will also speak for yourself in front of the judge.
    Some courts have lawyers who are called duty counsel. Legal aid provides these lawyers at no cost to people who have low incomes. Their job is to answer people's questions and to help the court. They may be able to give you some information about the law. In some cases, duty counsel can also speak to the court on your behalf and help you negotiate a settlement.

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