Pro 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.
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
Need Legal Advice? Don’t Qualify For Legal Aid?
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:
- Wills and estates
- Civil law/debt
Legal Clinic Schedule by appointment only:
- 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- YMCA of Northern Alberta, 106B – 9816 Hardin St, Fort McMurray
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
Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC) is seeking a senior lawyer for their team, one with a passion for working with young people and giving back to the community. CLERC is a charitable organization providing legal support and services to children and youth in Calgary and the surrounding area since 2002. These services include legal information, advice and representation for young people caught in their parents’ high-conflict custody and access/parenting disputes, as well as legal support in civil law matters such as guardianship, independent living, pregnancy and parenting, employment, return of property, and landlord/tenant matters. CLERC also engages in Public Legal Education (PLE) through public presentations and training, and through our website, http://www.youthlaw.ca.
If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference in people’s lives, please email your resume by December 27, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring the job title and reference number are included in the Subject line.