Free Legal Advice Clinic-Lloydminster, September 9, 2016

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?


Meet with a volunteer lawyer for 45 minutes of free legal advice

Friday, September 9, 2016

  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Provincial Court of Alberta, Provincial Building, 5124 – 50 Street, Lloydminster, Alberta

By appointment only. No walk-ins. Space is limited. To book an appointment: Call toll free 1-877-314-9129 by Friday, September 2 (for Alberta and Saskatchewan residents)

Clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines to qualify for pro bono legal services. Additional clinics will be held on February 10, May 26 and September 22, 2017.


Immigration Legal Advice Clinic – Women’s Centre, Aug 9, 2016

The Women’s Centre of Calgary will host an Immigration Legal Advice Clinic on August 9, 2016.

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Women’s Centre, 39 – 4 St. NE Calgary

By appointment ONLY: call 403-264-1155 to book your appointment.

Register Now – 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Ottawa

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The Hon. Justice Andromache Karakatsanis will be hosting the Opening Reception of the 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, September 28, 2016. The reception, which is only open to conference registrants, will be held at the Supreme Court of Canada. Spaces are limited, so book early.

The 6th National Pro Bono Conference and Awards Dinner will be held September 28-30, 2016 at the Westin, Ottawa.

Why Attend?
The 6th National Pro Bono Conference, Innovations in Action, is dedicated to the needs, resources and interests of lawyers, law firms, legal departments, and legal services pro bono professionals. Held only biennually, it is a can’t-miss event for anyone engaged in the important and growing world of pro bono.

Register by July 26 and save with our early-bird rates! Register 4 or more attendees and save 10%


Advice-a-Thon Sept 24 – Edmonton

The 2nd Annual Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) Advice-a-Thon will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at Churchill Square.

Volunteer lawyers will provide FREE summary legal advice to lower income Edmontonians in a variety of areas of law. In addition to legal advice there will be food, drinks, and entertainment, all hosted by ECLC volunteers and staff.

Last year’s inaugural Advice-A-Thon was an incredible success with 34 lawyers participating, 92 clients receiving legal advice, 224 additional people received ECLC info and/or legal information and referral, $23,095 raised by volunteer lawyers, $8,250 in corporate sponsorships and an increased awareness of our services to the community.

This year’s goal is to have 60 lawyers assisting in areas of Civil, Family, Criminal and Immigration Law. For details and to sign up visit

ECLC Advice-A-Thon Poster- Sept 2016

Gillian Marriott, QC Appointed to Court of Queen’s Bench

Gillian Marriott photo 2016Madam Justice Gillian D. Marriott, former Executive Director of Pro Bono Law Alberta has been appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench effective June 17, 2016. Madam Justice Marriott has been involved with Pro Bono Law Alberta for 10 years, serving as a Founding Board Member from 2006-2008 and as Executive Director from January 2009 to March 2016. The Board and Staff at Pro Bono Law Alberta extend our sincerest congratulations to Madam Justice Marriott on this achievement.

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Pro Bono Presentation Night Call For Presenters – Edmonton

During the month of September, pro bono organizations across Alberta will be showcasing the work they do. In conjunction with this effort, the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is hosting:

Pro Bono Presentation Night – Edmonton
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 6 pm
Location: Law Centre, University of Alberta (111St & 89 Ave)

Call for Presenters – Edmonton

We are seeking expressions of interest from lawyers and law students who would like to share short (5-7 minute) presentations on an aspect of pro bono law that they find inspiring, compelling, or challenging.

Submit your short proposal by August 1, 2016

For more info click here

Legal Fact Sheets and Resources for Fort McMurray Evacuees

The wildfires in Fort McMurray have displaced an entire community, giving rise to many legal questions and issues.  Visit for legal fact sheets and other information. You can download them here or listen to them.

Fact Sheets of Frequently Asked Questions: Download these helpful FAQs for information.

Podcasts/Audio of Frequently Asked Questions: If you are unable to view the FAQs you can listen to them here.

Helpful Links:

Visit the Department of Justice and Solicitor General webpage for information on court closures and other services in the Fort McMurray area impacted by the fire. Additional updates on the crisis are available on this Government of Alberta emergency information webpage.

Updated June 6, 2016