Northern Alberta Clinics

The following organizations provide free or low-cost legal assistance as described.

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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
  • Guardianship
  • King’s Bench Protection Order Hearings
  • Response to uncomplicated Divorce
  • Division of Property

***ECLC does not assist with Child Welfare matters***

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Edmonton Community Legal Clinic - Family Law - Northern Alberta

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.

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New Legal Clinic Launching in Fort McMurray on February 13, 2018!

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 McMurray

Assistance is provided in various areas of law:
  • Tenant
  • Employment
  • Criminal
  • Family
  • Wills and Estates
  • Civil law/debt
  • Traffic/bylaws
  • Immigration
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Grande Prairie Legal Guidance (GPLG) is a non-profit joint initiative between Edmonton Community Legal Centre. They offer services over the phone (780.882.0036) or in-person at their offices. 

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The Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project (ILA) provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. A team of lawyers trained by ILA staff provides this advice, and each survivor is entitled to up to four hours of legal advice, as well as attendance at legal clinics (as scheduled). ILA is open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Alberta and experienced sexual violence in Alberta. This is a project of Elizabeth Fry Northern Alberta. Services are available in Stony Plain, Morinville, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Ponoka, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, and Fort McMurray.

Related legal topic(s): Sexual assault, Sexual harassment