GivingTuesday is November 29, 2016

After the crazy consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day for giving back to others through volunteering, donating or fundraising.

Commit to Making a Difference this GivingTuesday!

Canada’s fourth annual GivingTuesday is happening November 29th, 2016. It’s a national day to celebrate giving and giving back. A day where charities, companies, families and individuals will join together to rally for causes, give back and think about others.

Show your commitment to making our communities, country and world a better place this GivingTuesday. Easily pledge online how you will participate; whether you plan on donating to a charity close to your heart, volunteer at a charity in your community, fundraise for a cause that matters to you, or spread the word about GivingTuesday with friends and family, pledge today to be involved in this charitable movement!

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2017 Distinguished Service Awards

Jointly presented by the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta, these prestigious awards shine a light on the outstanding contributions Alberta lawyers provide.

Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards are due Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

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Senior Lawyer for Children & Youth Needed, Calgary

Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC) is looking for a senior lawyer with a passion for working with young people and giving back to the community to join their team. CLERC is a charitable organization providing legal support and services to children and youth in Calgary and the surrounding area since 2002.

The position is full-time (35 hours; 5 days/week). The position start date is flexible but is targeted for January 3, 2017. This position will remain open until November 30, 2016 or such time as a suitable candidate has been selected.

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Staff Lawyer Opportunity, Central AB Community Legal Clinic – Red Deer

If you love the law and practicing at the grassroots level…if you think assisting people with access to justice sounds like a fulfilling way to spend your day…if you want to use your legal knowledge and people skills to help people…if you want to work in a challenging and creative environment, come work with us!

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) is a non-profit organization providing legal education, advice and assistance to low-income people who would not otherwise have access to a lawyer. Basic family, criminal and civil matters are our bread and butter and we are seeking just the right individual to become part of the team supporting our growing and dynamic organization.

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Public Legal Education Workshops, Oct and Nov – Edmonton

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library 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. Topics:

  • Child Custody and Parenting: November 3, November 24
  • Child and Spousal Support: October 20, November 10,
  • Property Division:, October 27, November 17

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is holding the Civil Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are open to the public and no registration is required. Topics:

  • Your Rights as a Tenant: November 8
  • Your Rights at Work: October 18, November 15
  • Wills and Estates: November 1
  • Immigration, Family Class Sponsorship: October 25, November 22


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