Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Fall Newsletter

PBSC is a national, multiple award-winning organization with chapters in 22 of Canada’s 23 law schools. The first pro bono organization in the country, PBSC has been working with law schools and the bar to deliver high-quality legal services for over 20 years. PBSC has extensive program expertise and experience designing access to justice placements that are recognized as having a significant impact on access to justice. Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella has described PBSC as “one of the most visionary undertakings I have seen in my 40 years at the bar.”

Read the Fall 2018 Newsletter here

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LawNow Magazine Sept/Oct Issue

Read the September/October issue of LawNow Magazine, a free digital magazine published six times a year by the Centre for Public Legal Education.

PBLA Welcomes New Executive Director

nonye_picPro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) is pleased to announce that Nonye Opara has been appointed as incoming Executive Director, succeeding current Executive Director Kendall Moholitny.

Ms. Opara will officially begin her new role effective September 17, 2018. She joined PBLA in 2014 and has served in various capacities, including more recently as Director of Programs and Operations and Deputy Executive Director. Ms. Opara completed her LL.B. and Baccalaureate in Law in Nigeria, and practiced corporate, commercial and technology law for nearly two years post-call before moving to Calgary in 2011. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Calgary and received her Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2014. Prior to joining PBLA, Ms. Opara was a dedicated volunteer at the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project and the Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program in Calgary.

“Nonye has been an extremely valued member of the Pro Bono Law Alberta team for over four years,” says Kevin Feth, QC, PBLA Board President. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of PBLA, I extend her my congratulations and best wishes for success in her new role.”

Outgoing Executive Director Ms. Moholitny began her time with PBLA in February 2013 as the Volunteer Lawyer Services Program Manager and has served as Executive Director since April 1, 2016. She was integral in the expansion of the Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program to Edmonton, the development of legal clinics in Lloydminster and Fort McMurray, and in providing legal advice and information to victims of the 2013 Calgary flood and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, among many other important access to justice initiatives. PBLA’s Board of Directors and staff wish Ms. Moholitny the best as she transitions to her new position with the Law Society of Alberta.

PBLA remains committed to promoting pro bono activities for lawyers, with the goal of increased access to justice for all Albertans. To learn more about how you can become involved in pro bono, visit www.pbla.ca/volunteer.

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic is moving, effective April 10

The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) office is moving to #106, 4916-50 Street  Red Deer, AB   T4N 1X7 effective April 10th, 2018.

The office will be closed April 6th and 9th**

For more information contact:

Community Legal Clinic

Central Alberta  – Medicine Hat – Lloydminster – Fort McMurray

Telephone: 403-314-9129  Fax:403-314-9194

Toll Free: 1-800-314-9129   Website: www.communitylegalclinic.net

 

 

 

Free Legal Clinic, Fort McMurray

Need Legal Advice? Don’t Qualify For Legal Aid?

New Community Legal Clinic in Fort McMurray!

Call 587-674-2282 to book an appointment. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 to 1:00 pm)

Areas of Law:

  • Tenant
  • Employment
  • Criminal
  • Family
  • Wills and estates
  • Civil law/debt
  • Traffic/bylaws
  • immigration

Legal Clinic Schedule by appointment only:

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:

  • YMCA of Northern Alberta, 106B – 9816 Hardin St, Fort McMurray

 

 

Notice of Office Closure and Relocation – Edmonton Community Legal Centre

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offices will be closed starting Monday, December 18th, 2017.

The ECLC will re-open on January 2, 2018 at its new location:

Telus House, South Tower: Second floor 10020 – 100 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3

Phone and fax numbers remain the same:

  • Phone: 780-702-1725
  • Fax: 780-702-1726