The first session of the Poverty Law Course for Lawyers will take place on Wednesday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Lincoln Park Room at Mount Royal University, Calgary. The free workshop is for all lawyers, articling students, and law and criminal justice students. Through simulation and skill-building exercises, participants will learn practical skills to work with vulnerable clients.
More information and the registration facility is at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/working-with-vulnerable-clients-a-workshop-for-lawyers-students-tickets-37111903703?aff=eprofsaved.
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: Oct 24 and Nov 28
Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) hosts FREE Public Legal Education workshops. These presentations are open to the public and certain locations require registration.
NOTE: Video Versions of ECLC presentations are now available online. This is a great alternative if you are unable to attend the in-person presentations. The links are:
- Family Law Series – http://www.eclc.ca/family-law-information-resources/
- Rights as a Tenant – http://www.eclc.ca/landlord-tenant-law/
- Wills and Estates – http://www.eclc.ca/wills-and-estates-information-resources/
- Rights as an Employee – http://www.eclc.ca/employment-law/
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: April 20, May 11, June 1, June 22
- Child and Spousal Support: April 6, April 27, May 18, June 8
- Property Division: April 13, May 4, May 25, June 5
A presentation on Wills and Estates will be held at the Capilano Library (200 Capilano Mall, 5616 101 Avenue) on Monday April 10 at 7 PM.
- Responsibilities of an Executor
- Power of Attorney
- Personal Directives
- Where to go for help and more!
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.
- Child Custody and Parenting: Wednesday April 19, 2017
- 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 email@example.com 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/.
The Calgary John Howard Society has launched a new public education initiative: I Am More Than My Criminal Record. This initiative was created to reduce the stigma associated with a criminal record and give individuals involved in the criminal justice system an opportunity to share their experiences and voice who they truly are.
For details click here
Please visit www.iammorethanmycriminalrecord.com and help spread the word!
Calgary Legal Guidance is launching the city’s first ever program to increase access to justice and legal and cultural supports for urban Indigenous Peoples who are experiencing poverty and are unable to qualify for Legal Aid to resolve their matter.
The program has been made possible by a generous grant from The Calgary Foundation and the Calgary and Area United Way.
For full media release, click here.
Calgary Public Library offers several free legal programs at the Central Library and at many library locations around the city.
Here’s a link to library locations and hours: https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/locations/list/. Please register at http://events.calgarypubliclibrary.com/programs/online-registration or drop in.
Calgary Public Library acknowledges with thanks Calgary Legal Guidance for an ongoing partnership which provides these programs free of charge through the assistance of volunteer lawyers in our community.