Limited Scope Retainer Project – helping lawyers and the public they serve

Attention Alberta lawyers! The Limited Scope Retainer Project is about helping lawyers provide more limited legal services to more clients, and about letting people who might not otherwise be able to hire a lawyer know that other options are available. The Project connects Albertans with lawyers who will help with just part of the case, not all of it.

Limited legal services include: giving legal advice, including second opinions; drafting court papers, such as applications and affidavits; drafting other legal documents like wills and powers of attorney; going to court for settlement conferences or hearings; and, providing on-going advice and coaching while you run your own legal case.

There are already over 50 Alberta lawyers currently involved and the Limited Scope Retainer Project is seeking additional lawyers to join. The project will run until October 2018. For more information click Limited Scope Retainer Project or visit albertalegalservices.com

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 ggeneral@eclc.ca 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 http://www.eclc.ca/programs-services/legal-education/.

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.

Save the Date: October 11, 2017 “Working with Vulnerable Clients” workshop, Calgary

Attention lawyers, articling students and law students:

JOIN US OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY:

Save the Date- working with Vulnerable Clients
The workshop is for all lawyers, articling students, and law students. Through simulation and skill building exercises, participants will learn practical skills to work with vulnerable clients.

The workshop is a project of the Justice Sector Constellation of Enough for All, Calgary’s Poverty Reduction Initiative, in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance, Mount Royal University, and Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Details to follow in August.

Free Legal Clinic on September 22 for Lloydminster AB/SK residents

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

FREE LEGAL CLINIC for Alberta and Saskatchewan residents

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Provincial Court of Alberta, Provincial Building
  • 5124 – 50 Street, Lloydminster, Alberta

More information on how to book an appointment will be posted here in August.

Clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines to qualify for pro bono legal services. No walk-ins. Space is limited.