Attention Alberta lawyers! The Limited Scope Retainer Project is about helping lawyers provide more limited legal services to more clients, and about letting people who might not otherwise be able to hire a lawyer know that other options are available. The Project connects Albertans with lawyers who will help with just part of the case, not all of it.
Limited legal services include: giving legal advice, including second opinions; drafting court papers, such as applications and affidavits; drafting other legal documents like wills and powers of attorney; going to court for settlement conferences or hearings; and, providing on-going advice and coaching while you run your own legal case.
There are already over 50 Alberta lawyers currently involved and the Limited Scope Retainer Project is seeking additional lawyers to join. The project will run until October 2018. For more information click Limited Scope Retainer Project or visit albertalegalservices.com
Pro Bono Law Alberta will host the 7th annual Calgary Legal Advice Clinic on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright (Canada) LLP, Calgary Public Library and Calgary Legal Guidance.
Details on the clinic, held at Calgary Public Library, will be posted here in September.
Attention lawyers, articling students and law students:
JOIN US OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY:
Save the Date- working with Vulnerable Clients
The workshop is for all lawyers, articling students, and law students. Through simulation and skill building exercises, participants will learn practical skills to work with vulnerable clients.
The workshop is a project of the Justice Sector Constellation of Enough for All, Calgary’s Poverty Reduction Initiative, in partnership with Calgary Legal Guidance, Mount Royal University, and Pro Bono Law Alberta.
Details to follow in August.
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.