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The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) Project has relaunched – virtually! The project scope remains the same (see below) but advice sessions will now be conducted by phone and video conference. Learn More.

The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) project provides brief legal assistance to self-represented litigants with civil matters in the Provincial Court in Calgary and Edmonton. Volunteer lawyers are available to provide free 30-minute consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. They can provide legal advice, information on court procedures, assistance with document preparation and review, and help preparing for trials, motions and other appearances.

This program does not assist with family, criminal or corporate law matters, matters in Court of Queen’s Bench or other Appeal Courts, or pre-trial conferences and mediations.

Virtual CCDC - How it Works

Poster for Court-based Programs Process: intake by phone or webform, conflict check, sign waivers/forms, appointment confirmation, virtual advice session




Shift Schedules


12:30PM – 4PM
Tuesday – Friday:
9AM – 12PM
and 12:30PM to 4PM


10AM – 2PM
12PM – 4PM
9AM – 4PM

The virtual CCDC Project will be run as a pilot project between December 2020 and January 2021. During the pilot phases, some of these shifts above may not be available and are subject to volunteer availability. To view current available shifts, please click here.