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Alberta

Law Society of Alberta
Provides information to guide you in finding and working with a lawyer. The Lawyer Referral Service assists members of the public in finding a lawyer. The Lawyer Referral Operator will provide contact information for three lawyers practicing in the applicable field of law. The potential client can then make an appointment with one, two, or all three of those lawyers. There is no charge for the first half-hour interview with each lawyer.  At the end of the half-hour session, the potential client and lawyer may discuss the possibility of continuing a business relationship at full fee rates.

Legal Aid Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) provides a range of legal services to low-income Albertans in a number of areas of law including family, criminal, and civil.

Pro Bono Law Alberta
Low-income Albertans unable to obtain Legal Aid may be able to access one of the pro bono clinics or programs operating throughout Alberta.

Edmonton

Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Provides free legal services to low-income individuals in the areas of civil and administrative law.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton
A student-managed society dedicated to helping low-income individuals in Edmonton and area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems.

Calgary

Calgary Legal Guidance
Calgary Legal Guidance provides legal information, advice, and advocacy to disadvantaged Calgarians who would not otherwise have access to legal services.  If you need legal information and advice, cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for Legal Aid, Calgary Legal Guidance may be able to help.

Student Legal Assistance
An association of law students at the University of Calgary providing free legal assistance to members of the public who are unable to afford legal services.

 

Get personal direction

The following list of resources is provided via the Resolution and Court Administration Services website: www.rcas.alberta.ca Resolution and Court Administration Services (RCAS) is a group of programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General in collaboration with the courts of Alberta.

RCAS staff work to:

  • help find solutions for legal issues
  • offer programs at no cost or a nominal charge
  • provide services across Alberta
  • provide administrative support to all the courts within the province

Legal information and education

Alberta Law Libraries
Support in preparing court forms
Focus on Communication in Separation (FOCIS) course
Parenting After Separation (PAS) course
Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC) course

Resolving legal disputes

Resolving child support disputes
Child and family service mediation
Family mediation
Lawyers' fees review and assessment
Support when parenting apart (Brief Conflict Intervention)
Support in resolving parenting disputes (Caseflow Conference)
Restraining and protection orders
Civil mediation

Navigating the court system

Alberta court locations
Family court assistance
Jury duty
Courtroom etiquette
Court procedures

Online/Records Legal Resources

The following organizations do not give legal advice, but can provide context and direction in addressing your legal issue.

LegalAve

LegalAve brings together existing public legal information from across Alberta. It offers in-depth information, and gives you a starting point to deal with your legal issues. (Family Law focus).

Alberta Justice

Alberta Supports
Designed to help Albertans to find information about programs and services.

Canadian Legal FAQs
Canadian Legal FAQs is a collection of legal questions and answers organized by jurisdiction and topic.

Dial-A-Law
Dial-A-Law is a free information service that provides pre-recorded legal information 24 hours per day. In Calgary: 403-234-9022; Toll-free anywhere in Alberta: 1-800-332-1091.

LawCentral Alberta
LawCentral Alberta is a portal to law-related information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Albertans.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton
Legal topics are explored under the “Do you have a legal question?” banner.

 

Alberta Courts

Alberta Courts How do I…?

Provincial Court Civil

Traffic Court

Youth Court

Queen’s Bench Publications and Forms

Alberta Rules of Court Forms

Family Justice Services
Family Justice Services are a group of programs and services offered by Alberta Justice in collaboration with the courts of Alberta. Family Justice Services works directly with individuals and also with the judges of the Alberta Provincial Court and Court of Queen's Bench to help people get appropriate solutions for their family law issues.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
Provides information about arbitration and mediation, and access to a Directory of Arbitrators and Mediators in Alberta, which is updated annually.

Alberta Family Mediation Society
Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) is a non-profit organization advocating resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals.  AFMS provides Albertans with information about family mediation and offers an online listing of qualified family mediators.

Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Alberta
The Association of Collaborative Family Lawyers offers information on alternative dispute resolution and divorce processes, as well as a an online directory of lawyers practicing  Collaborative Divorce law and mediation in Alberta.

Civil Mediation (Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench)

LawCentral Alberta Alternative Dispute Resolution Links