Spotlight on Legal Advice Clinic at Women’s Centre – Calgary

Read more about the Legal Clinic at the Women’s Centre in Calgary.

Pro Bono Law Alberta has been involved in this project since it began in 2008. Our sincere appreciation goes to all the volunteer lawyers who give their time to help women in Calgary move forward with their legal matters. Thanks to the Women’s Centre for continuing to offer this very important program in our community!

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Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) Fall Newsletter

PBSC is a national, multiple award-winning organization with chapters in 22 of Canada’s 23 law schools. The first pro bono organization in the country, PBSC has been working with law schools and the bar to deliver high-quality legal services for over 20 years. PBSC has extensive program expertise and experience designing access to justice placements that are recognized as having a significant impact on access to justice. Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella has described PBSC as “one of the most visionary undertakings I have seen in my 40 years at the bar.”

Read the Fall 2018 Newsletter here

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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!

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.

 

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.