• Peter Harte is the Lawdawg

    A lawyer since 1987, Peter has focused his practice on Criminal law.
    Peter has worked as Defence Counsel for 25 years but also as a Crown Prosecutor, Drug Prosecutor and as a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Ontario.

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  • Areas of Practice

    The Lawdawg is a Criminal Lawyer.
    AND with a wide range of Northern experience, if the Lawdawg can't help, he knows someone who can.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    The Lawdawg has answered lots of questions about Criminal Law in the North - you might find an answer to your question here.

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Getting Help

The Lawdawg offers a range of services for criminal legal matters.

In this section you will find an overview of what you can expect as a client or someone who just needs basic legal advice.

You should NOT be charged a fee to be told whether you need a lawyer and you won’t be.


What I Do...


Areas of Practice

The Lawdawg’s objective is to ease you through the Criminal Justice system – here’s how that happens.  If you need a referral to someone who can offer immediate relief for other legal headaches, you can get help for that too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Peter Harte has been involved in Public Legal Education for many years.  His columns and CBC transcripts contain useful nuggets of legal information. You may be able to find the answer to your question here
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The North is a place where legal resources can be particularly difficult to access. This is a growing body of knowledge and resource material intended to improve access to justice.

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