November 28 is GivingTuesday

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

Make a difference today: volunteer, donate, perform an act of kindness, GIVE!

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Public Engagement on Legal Services in Alberta

How do you find or get legal help? Or do you? Legal problems are something many Albertans face in their lifetime, yet many people can’t find or get the help they need.

The Law Society of Alberta (LSA) would like to understand if Albertans face barriers when finding or getting legal help. LSA is encouraging as many Albertans as possible to share their experiences with getting legal help or why they chose not to get legal help. The goal is to learn as much as they can about the barriers to getting legal help and ideas for making it easier to ensure access to legal services for all Albertans.

For more information http://www.lawsocietylistens.ca/public

Click here for the poster

 

Public Legal Education Events – November and December, Edmonton

The Edmonton Community  Legal Centre (ECLC) will offer the following free Public Legal Education workshops for November and December 2017. These presentations are FREE and 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:

The ECLC 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:  December 7
  • Child and Spousal Support: November 23, December 14
  • Property Division: November 30

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/

1000 Voices Legal Clinic – next clinic November 28, Calgary

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer? Get 30 minutes of free legal advice from a volunteer lawyer at:

1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre, 7556 Falconridge Blvd NE

Next clinic: Tuesday, November 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Drop in appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, up to a maximum of 12 appointments.

Click here for information.

 

Poverty Law Course for Legal Community, Oct 11, 2017 – Calgary

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.