Apply to join the Office of the Children's Lawyer Personal Rights Legal Panel

Each year, the OCL assists children in over 10,000 cases; a significant portion of these are assigned to lawyers who provide legal representation in Custody and Access and Child Protection matters.

We are proud of the work we do and are committed to making a difference for our clients. We also strive to provide accessible services that are responsive to the needs of a diverse population.

The Children's Lawyer selects qualified lawyers to provide legal services on behalf of children in the following areas of the law:

  • Custody/Access (Courts of Justice Act, Divorce Act, Children’s Law Reform Act)
  • Child Protection (Child & Family Services Act)


We are accepting applications for the Legal Panel. Priority consideration will be given to applications where a need for additional panel members has been identified.

Successful candidates demonstrate an aptitude for representing children and have experience in family law.

Contact Us

If you wish to apply to join the Legal Panel, please access the following link to the OCL’s empanelment website. This website provides detailed information about the application process to become a member of the Personal Rights Legal Panel.