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.
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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
Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (GPLG) is a non-profit joint initiative between Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA), The Community Village and Grande Prairie lawyers. Volunteer lawyers from the Grande Prairie community donate their professional time to meet with clients and provide legal guidance and information.
This Guide provides a list of Indigenous organizations and services in Alberta. Also included are national and umbrella organizations with offices located elsewhere.The Guide is compiled and produced by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations in order to provide contact information for these Indigenous organizations and services .
This clinic offers low income seniors a free 20 minute appointment with a lawyer who specializes in elder law issues. The clinic is held every Wednesday out of the Kerby Centre at 1133 – 7th Ave SW from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Phone 403.265.0661 to book an appointment.
The Lawyer Referral Service is a program operated by the Law Society to assist people in finding a lawyer who will provide them with the legal services they require. It is an information service and is not connected with Legal Aid - nor does it provide any form of financially subsidized legal service.
Legal Aid Alberta provides quality, effective legal advice and representation that enables eligible Albertans to resolve their legal issues; Eligibility guidelines are on its web site. It is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad range of services in the following areas:
Established in 1947, the Lethbridge John Howard Society focuses on programs primarily in the fields of justice, corrections and social issues. Their mandate is to respond to the problems of crime, to work with people in conflict with the law, to advocate for change in the criminal justice process when needed and to engage in public legal education. Services are provided to assist clients with a variety of needs. These include information on legal issues, assistance with pardon applications, and referrals to other community agencies and services
Lethbridge Legal Guidance is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal guidance to low income individuals who have a legal problem and do not qualify for Legal Aid.
Volunteer lawyers provide legal information and advice on a variety of legal issues which include but is not limited to:
- Family issues such as separation/divorce, adult interdependent relationship, custody and access, and child support
- Civil issues such as debt, small claims, landlord/tenant, traffic/bylaw
- Employment law and how it can pertain to social benefit issues such as Alberta Works, AISH and Canada Pension Plan benefits
- Criminal law issues and Personal Injury*
- Immigration issues such as sponsorship, work permits, Canadian citizenship and permanent residency.