Free Legal Clinic – October 18, Calgary

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

Free Legal Clinic October 18

9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Calgary Public Library downtown branch, 2nd Floor John Dutton Theatre. Appointments can no longer be booked for this clinic as the booking period ended October 11.

*Walk in appointments may be available on a first come-first served basis on October 18.

Held as part of Law Connect, Calgary Public Library’s annual legal resources fair.

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Public Legal Education Workshops, April to June – Edmonton

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:

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.

  • Wills
  • 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 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/.

 

I am More Than My Criminal Record – Calgary John Howard Society Initiative

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!

Free Legal Programs at Calgary Public Library March to July

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.

Resolution Support Centre Moving to 7th Floor, Calgary Courts Centre

Resolution Support Centre Information Services: Self Help (formerly Law Information Centre) is moving to the 7th floor, South Tower, Calgary Courts Centre effective January 1, 2017.

Information Services provides general information and referrals to Albertans regarding:

  • court processes and legal service options
  • assistance with locating and filling out court forms for family and civil matters
  • Resolution and Court Administration Programs and Services
  • referrals to other community legal resources

Court Programs Holiday Closures

Calgary Court Programs Holiday Closure Dates:

  • The Court Assistance Program and free legal advice clinic at Calgary Courts Centre (North Tower, 8th Floor) will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, and reopen on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:00 am.
  • The Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program at Calgary Courts Centre (South Tower, 15th Floor) will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 16 and reopen on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm.

Edmonton Court Programs Holiday Closure Dates:

  • The Court Assistance Program at Edmonton Law Courts (2nd Floor, South Tower) is closed as of Wednesday December 14 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:00 am.
  • The Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program at Edmonton Law Courts Building (2nd Floor, Provincial Court) will close at 4:00 pm Thursday, December 15 and reopen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Free Legal Clinic October 19 – Calgary

Thanks to the efforts of 34 volunteer lawyers, 111 people received free legal advice on October 19, 2016 at Calgary Public Library. This is the 6th year that Pro Bono Law Alberta has collaborated with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP,  Calgary Legal Guidance and Calgary Public Library to host this Legal Advice Clinic. In addition to the Norton Rose Fulbright team, five independent lawyers provided advice to walk in clients and six paralegals assisted with client flow and collecting feedback. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

The Legal Advice Clinic is held as part of Law Connect, Calgary Public Library’s annual free legal event providing legal help, information and resources for everyone:

  • Legal clinic
  • Legal resources fair
  • Wills and estates presentation
  • ID support clinic