Free Legal Clinic October 19 – Calgary

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

FREE legal clinic Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Calgary Public Library

Book an appointment: call 587-774-5458 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, October 3 to 13. **By appointment only. Space is limited.

Held as part of Law Connect, Calgary Public Library’s annual free legal event providing legal help, information and resources for everyone:

  • legal clinic
  • legal resources fair
  • Wills and estates presentation
  • ID support clinic

 

Night of 1000 Cranes October 20, 2016, Calgary

You are invited to the 10th Annual Artful Bench and Bar, benefiting Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC), October 20, 2016 at 6 pm, Hotel Arts 119 – 12 Ave SW.

Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC) has been focused on the well-being of children for over a decade. The kids we help are in dysfunctional family situations; they’ve endured the death of a parent, have witnessed domestic violence or are dealing with the perils of living in poverty. They want to stay in school, for their employers to pay them for their summer job, for their parents not to take out their anger over the divorce on them. They are kids forced to deal with adult situations who have nowhere else to turn for help.

This year’s event will include a live and silent auction featuring art and experiences. Enjoy a welcome glass of prosecco provided by beverage sponsor Vine Styles while listening to Empowering Minds Live & Unsigned youth talent winner James van der Baaren. Dine on Japanese inspired fare and enjoy the sounds of a youth jazz quartet while bidding and networking into the late evening hours. Thank you for your support!

 

Free Legal Workshops, Sept and Oct – Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library (CPL) will host free legal workshops in September and October 2016.  

CPL link to library locations and hours: https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/locations/list/

Public Legal Education Workshops, Sept and Oct – Edmonton area

Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These FREE 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: September 1, September 22, October 13
  • Child and Spousal Support: September 8, September 29, October 20
  • Property Division:, September 15, October 6, October 27

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

  • Your Rights as a Tenant: September 20
  • Your Rights at Work: September 6, September 27
  • Wills and Estates: September 13, October 4

A Wills and Estates Presentation will be held at the Leduc Public Library on Wednesday October 5, 2016 at 7 PM. To register, call 780-986-2637 or go to www.leduclibrary.ca.

A Refugee Claim Applications Presentation will be held at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library on Wednesday, September 7, at 6:00 PM.

The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan are holding Family Law Presentations. Register by calling Heather at 780-992-0103

  • Child Custody and Parenting: Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
  • Child and Spousal Support: Thursday October 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Posters for the events are online at http://www.eclc.ca/programs-services/legal-education/.

You can also check out the new ECLC Calendar of Events at http://www.eclc.ca/events/

Free Legal Advice Clinic-Lloydminster, September 9, 2016

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

FREE LEGAL CLINIC

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.

 

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%
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