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 Public Legal Education Workshops – Edmonton May and June

Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free Public Legal Education workshops. Video Versions of ECLC presentations are also available online if you are unable to attend the in-person presentations. The links are:

ECLC continues to hold 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:  June 1, June 22
  • Child and Spousal Support:  , May 18, June 8
  • Property Division: May 25, June 15

The Family Law Series will be held monthly at the St. Albert Community Village – 30-50 Bellrose Dr. St. Albert from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on the following days:

  • Child and Spousal Support: Wednesday May 17, 2017
  • Property Division: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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/.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
200, 10115 – 100 A Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2W2
Phone: 780-702-1725 ext 285 Fax: 780-702-1726

www.eclc.ca

Employment Opportunity – Senior Managing Counsel, Calgary

Calgary Legal Guidance is seeking a talented, experienced, and committed Lawyer to serve as Senior Managing Counsel. This is a full time position working out of the downtown Calgary office. Click here for position information

Please forward your electronic submission by 5pm MST on June 16, 2017 to the attention of: Marina Giacomin, Executive Director. giacominm@clg.ab.ca

Free Legal Clinic on May 26 for Lloydminster AB/SK residents

Free Legal Clinic in Lloydminster, May 26, 2017

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

FREE LEGAL CLINIC

  • Friday, May 26, 20179:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Provincial Court of Alberta, Provincial Building
  • 5124 – 50 Street, Lloydminster, Alberta

Call toll-free 1-877-314-9129 to book an appointment by Tuesday, May 23 (for Alberta and Saskatchewan residents)

Clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines to qualify for pro bono legal services.

No walk-ins. Space is limited.

 

1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule May to August, Calgary

The 1000 Voices Legal Clinic operates the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Genesis Centre, 7556 Falconridge Blvd NE Calgary from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Volunteer lawyers provide summary legal advice in a variety of legal areas including family, immigration, landlord/tenant, personal injury and more. Drop-in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Maximum 12 appointments per clinic.

The upcoming dates are: May 23, June 27, July 25 and August 22.

Click here for more information about the clinic.

The Great Bar Band Battle, June 1, Calgary

The Great Bar Band Battle is a fundraising event in support of access to justice initiatives and organizations. The 2016 event raised over $15,000 for Calgary Legal Guidance, and the 2017 edition is in support of Student Legal Assistance.

The event will feature five – six bands consisting of lawyers and other members of the Alberta legal community, each competing for the coveted Bar Band Battle Championship Cup.

http://www.barbandbattle.com/ or email info@barbandbattle.com for more info.

CPLEA News Release May 1, 2017

CPLEA

News Release – May 1, 2017

Housing providers play a key role in supporting victims of domestic violence
Click here to view the full release.
The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and Homeward Trust Edmonton are pleased to announce the release of two reports highlighting the roles that housing providers can play in supporting families affected by domestic violence. Read the full reports: Domestic Violence: Roles of Landlords and Property Managers and Homeward Trust Domestic Violence Forum 2016 – Final Report.