Refugee Sponsorship Support Program events for Lawyers September 28, Calgary

The energy of Canadians to respond to the global refugee crisis is increasing and interest in private refugee sponsorship has been growing across Canada. The Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (SSP) train and support lawyers who then provide support to Canadians in private sponsorship applications.

As part of this effort, the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program will host the following two events in Calgary on September 28:

1)  An SPP lawyer training delivered by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) open to new and existing SSP lawyers. Registration link

2)   A social gathering and networking affair to speak more about the program, its services and opportunities for engagement, future direction and thanking key volunteers who have been a part of the creation and maintenance of the program. Registration link

More information and registration for the two events are available at their respective links. Interested lawyers are asked to register ASAP as spots are very limited. The location for the SSP Lawyer Training will be confirmed shortly.



Poverty Law Course for Legal Community, Oct 11, 2017 – Calgary

The first session of the Poverty Law Course for Lawyers will take place on Wednesday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Lincoln Park Room at Mount Royal University, Calgary.  The free workshop is for all lawyers, articling students, and law and criminal justice students. Through simulation and skill-building exercises, participants will learn practical skills to work with vulnerable clients.

More information and the registration facility is at this link:


Advice-a-Thon, Calgary, September 23


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Public Legal Education Workshops – Edmonton Community Legal Centre

Below are the upcoming free Public Legal Education workshops for August and September 2017. These presentations are FREE and open to the public and certain locations require registration. NOTE: Video Versions of our presentations are now available online. This is a great alternative if you are unable to attend the in-person presentations. The links are:

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Downtown Enterprise Square Branch Library 10212 Jasper Avenue NW every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are open to the public with the option to register to be contacted for a potential follow-up meeting with a Family Law Lawyer for additional assistance. The schedules for the topics are as follows:

  • Child Custody and Parenting:  August 24, September 14
  • Child and Spousal Support:  , August 10, August 31. September 21
  • Property Division: August 17, September 7, AND the last session is moved to  Wednesday September 27 as the library is closed on Thursday September 28

A presentation on Wills and Estates will be held at the Capilano Library (200 Capilano Mall, 5616 101 Avenue) on Monday September 18 at 7 PM.

  • Responsibilities of an Executor
  • Power of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Where to go for help and more!

If you work at a community organization that would be interested in having a lawyer from the ECLC give a presentation for your clients and/or staff at your agency please contact Giselle at and leave the name of your organization, the location, the topic you would like, as well as options for dates and times. Topics include, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Landlord and Tenant, Immigration, Employment and Introduction to the Canadian Justice System.

Posters for the events are online at

7th annual Calgary Legal Advice Clinic – October 18, 2017

Pro Bono Law Alberta will host the 7th annual Calgary Legal Advice Clinic on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP, Calgary Public Library and Calgary Legal Guidance.

Details on the clinic, held at Calgary Public Library, will be posted here in September.