National Volunteer Week April 15-21, 2018

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.

This year’s theme is: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. Volunteering is often seen as a selfless act; a person gives their time, skills, experience, and passion to help others, without expecting anything in return. And while volunteering is a form of service, many volunteers will tell you that “you get more than you give”. From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, the magic of volunteering is that it creates social and economic value for all.

Pro Bono Law Alberta celebrates the thousands of volunteer lawyers, law students and articling students who give their time and expertise to volunteer for our court-based programs and Volunteer Lawyer Services program. Thank you for your service!

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1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre, Calgary – January to May 2018

Need legal help? Need to talk to a lawyer?

Get 30 minutes of free legal advice at the 1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre, 7556 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary

4th Tuesday of every month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Book an appointment or walk-in available on a first-come, first-served basis. Areas of law include criminal, employment, family, immigration, landlord/tenant and more.

Upcoming Dates:

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22

For more information on the clinic or to book an appointment call: 403-716-6476

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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.