Calgary Public Library Free Legal Programs, January to June 2018

Calgary Public Library offers free legal information programs at Central Library and our community libraries across Calgary.  All programs are free. Advanced registration is welcomed but not a requirement. Drop-in patrons are always welcomed.

Calgary Public Library acknowledges and values our longstanding partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance, which makes these free programs possible for the community.

Family Law Workshops

Law at Your Library – Central Library

Law at Your Library – Community Branches

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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

 

Job Opportunity – Lawyer for Children & Youth, Calgary

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 jobs@thealex.ca, ensuring the job title and reference number are included in the Subject line.

View the posting here

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!

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.