Calgary Legal Guidance offers legal advice and assistance to newcomers who are looking for help in various immigration law matters. The Immigration Law Project can assist clients with: Making a claim for refugee protection, Preparing and filing applications for permanent residence, Applying for work permits,temporary resident visas and study permits, Family sponsorship issues, and Representation in specially considered cases. CLG offers three free legal advice outreach clinics at the following locations: Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) (403.263.4414) - Offering advice in Family and Immigration Law; Centre for Newcomers (403.569.3325) Offering advice in Family and Immigration Law; and Immigrant Service Calgary (403.265.1120) Offering advice in Immigration Law for permanent residents and Canadian citizens. Call each location directly to book an appointment
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The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) provides legal advice and information to people who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid. Volunteer Lawyers provide information and summary legal advice in the Clinic Program about a variety of legal matters including family and civil law, by appointment only.
If you are a current or potential immigrant to Calgary this website will connect you to resources to support your success in a new life in Canada. Services are provided by a large staff of multi-cultural professionals, who understand and have experienced the settlement process. The Centre offers a full suite of services, including: English language training for adults, supports for finding and retaining employment, and first-language settlement supports for individuals and families. With the assistance of Calgary Legal Guidance they are offering a free legal advice outreach clinic in family and immigration law.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Employment/ Wrongful Dismissal; Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; Debt; Immigration. The Centre also offers a Commissioner for Oaths Clinc once a month - see https://www.eclc.ca/programs-services-commissioner-of-oaths-clinic/ for information. The Centre is also part of the PBLA Civil Claims Duty Counsel project out of the Provincial Court. Members of the public can receive 30 minutes of summary legal advice on a first come first serve basis. NOTE: The Centre is not able to provide assistance in the areas of criminal law.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Employment/ Wrongful Dismissal; Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; Debt; Immigration. The Centre is also part of the PBLA Civil Claims Duty Counsel project out of the Provincial Court. Members of the public can receive 30 minutes of summary legal advice on a first come first serve basis. NOTE: The Centre is not able to provide assistance in the areas of criminal law.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal education sessions at Edmonton Public Library branches and community agencies on a variety of legal topics such as:
- Family Law
- Wills & Estates
- Landlord & Tenant
- Introduction to the Canadian Justice System
For more information, call us at 780-702-1725 or click here to view our calendar of events.
The Rural Family Law Prjoject of the Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal information, advice and representation for low income Albertans residing in Northern areas of the province that do not have access to a local community legal clinic. The Rural Family Law Project has volunteer lawyers that can offer you up to 45 minutes of free legal advice. If you are low income and meet our financial eligibility guidelines, ECLC will do their best to assist you with your family law issue.
Our organization and most of our volunteers are located in Edmonton, so appointments will, in most cases, be over the phone with an Edmonton lawyer.
ECLC offers services to individuals and families in the following areas:
- Parenting Orders
- Child and Spousal Support
- Common-Law Relationships
- Custody and Access Orders
- Queen’s Bench Protection Order Hearings
- Response to uncomplicated Divorce
- Division of Property
***ECLC does not assist with Child Welfare matters***
Commencing in 2019 the Edmonton Community Legal Clinic will expand their service area to offer family law legal advice to low income residents of northern Alberta who do not live close enough to Edmonton to recieve in-person advice. The advice will be offered through the use of technology such as telephone, Skype, Facetime, and other forms of audio / video technology. The new program wil be rolled out on a trial basis in specific areas of northern Alberta. Contact ECLC at: 780-702-1725 for more information.
Do you need help in Masters or Justice Chambers? The service is offered Wednesday mornings at the Edmonton Law Courts Building. Volunteer lawyers will assist with applications, mortions, and other appearances. Please note: This Program does not assist with: family, criminal or corporate law matters, matters in Provincial Court or other Appeal Courts, and pre-trial conferences and mediations.
The mission of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton is to foster the dignity and worth of women who come into conflict with the law, and help them live as valued members of their communities. The society offers a variety of programs for women and girls including a legal clinic. The Legal Clinic Program assists federally sentenced women at Edmonton Institute for Women by addressing their legal needs. Their Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence (ILA) provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. The society also has court workers who provide information to both men and women on court procedure and plea options. They will also provide referrals to duty counsel and other community resources.
Call 587-674-2282 to find out if you qualify and to book an appointment. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12-1). Legal Clinic Schedule (by appointment only): 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. First clinic will be February 13, 2018. Location:YMCA of Northern Alberta, 106B – 9816 Hardin St, Fort McMurrayAssistance is provided in various areas of law:
- Wills and Estates
- Civil law/debt