1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule October and November, Calgary

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

 

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CPLEA News Release May 1, 2017

CPLEA

News Release – May 1, 2017

Housing providers play a key role in supporting victims of domestic violence
Click here to view the full release.
The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and Homeward Trust Edmonton are pleased to announce the release of two reports highlighting the roles that housing providers can play in supporting families affected by domestic violence. Read the full reports: Domestic Violence: Roles of Landlords and Property Managers and Homeward Trust Domestic Violence Forum 2016 – Final Report.

1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule 2017, Calgary

The FREE 1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre in NE Calgary operates the 4th Tuesday of every month. Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice on a variety of legal topics including immigration, landlord/tenant, criminal, personal injury, social benefits and more. Call 403-716-6496 to book an appointment.

Click here for the schedule:1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule Jan to June 2017

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.

Public Legal Education Workshops, Oct and Nov – Edmonton

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library 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. Topics:

  • Child Custody and Parenting: November 3, November 24
  • Child and Spousal Support: October 20, November 10,
  • Property Division:, October 27, November 17

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is holding the Civil Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are open to the public and no registration is required. Topics:

  • Your Rights as a Tenant: November 8
  • Your Rights at Work: October 18, November 15
  • Wills and Estates: November 1
  • Immigration, Family Class Sponsorship: October 25, November 22

Visit http://www.eclc.ca/programs-services/legal-education/.

You can also check out the new calendar of events at http://www.eclc.ca/events/

 

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

Advice-a-Thon Sept 24 – Edmonton

The 2nd Annual Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) Advice-a-Thon will take place Saturday, September 24 from 10 am to 4 pm at Churchill Square.

Volunteer lawyers will provide FREE summary legal advice to lower income Edmontonians in a variety of areas of law. In addition to legal advice there will be food, drinks, and entertainment, all hosted by ECLC volunteers and staff.

Last year’s inaugural Advice-A-Thon was an incredible success with 34 lawyers participating, 92 clients receiving legal advice, 224 additional people received ECLC info and/or legal information and referral, $23,095 raised by volunteer lawyers, $8,250 in corporate sponsorships and an increased awareness of our services to the community.

This year’s goal is to have 60 lawyers assisting in areas of Civil, Family, Criminal and Immigration Law. For details and to sign up visit http://www.eclc.ca/advice-a-thon/

ECLC Advice-A-Thon Poster- Sept 2016