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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Duty Counsel are lawyers who assist people without a lawyer and can offer limited advice. Duty Counsel services are provided free of charge.
Probono Law Alberta provides help for individuals through their Court Based Programs.PBLA engages volunteer lawyers in programs operating out of the Calgary Court Centre and Edmonton Law Courts. Visit their website for locations and times.
Do you need help with a civil matter in Provincial Court? Civil Claims Duty Counsel can provide help with: summary legal advice, procedural information, help with trials, mortions and other appearances, and help completing forms. The service is available at the Edmonton Law Courts Building. Please note: This program does not assist with family or criminal law matters.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) 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; Family Law (children and guardianship, custody, child and spousal support, marriage, relationships, and property and maintenance) Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; and Immigration. The Centre offers a filing fee waivers program , which reduces the fee for certain documents filed to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. The program covers documents filed with the: Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS), Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. For more information contact ECLC at : 780-702-1725.
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. They are a not-for-profit organization that has existed in Edmonton since 1977. 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. The society has court workers who provide information to both men and women on court procedure and plea options. They also provide referrals to duty counsel and other community resources. The Elizabeth Fry Society helps women with the process of applying for a record suspension.
Family Court Counsellors provide services, at no cost, to families who are involved in parenting disputes and are living separate and apart. The service is designed for people who are not represented by a lawyer. Services may include: Information on options and services for resolving family issues; Referrals to services and programs including mediation; Information on the effects of separation and divorce on children; Help to negotiate agreements; Assistance with court applications, arranging court dates and presenting the case in Provincial Court.
The Government of Alberta has many programs to help lower-income Albertans. This online directory can help you find out what's available. Programs are listed in eight groups: Seniors, Employment and Training, Persons with Disabilities, Lower income, Children and Youth, Abuse and Bullying, Homelessness, and Making Life Decisions. For each program there is a link to learn more.
Legal Aid's Duty Counsel Program provides summary legal advice and assistance to unrepresented persons for preliminary appearances before the courts and selected tribunals is offered at no cost to the person. Duty Counsel generally plays two key service roles: the formal role as amicus (friend of the court) where Counsel offers assistance to the client in sorting through what should be ready and properly prepared before court for presentation to the judge, and the less formal role as advisor helping the client to understand what is taking place in and out of court.
Native Counselling works to ensure that Native people receive fair and equitable treatment in the justice system. NCSA delivers its programs and services province wide.. Its programs and services are designed and delivered for Aboriginal people, by Aboriginal people.