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Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and directives from municipal, provincial and federal governments, Alberta Health Services, World Health Organization, and other public health authorities; PBLA is temporarily suspending the Civil Claims Duty Counsel and Queen’s Bench Court Assistance programs at the Calgary and Edmonton courthouses—effective immediately. Click here to 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.


Calgary Courts Centre
601 – 5 Street SW
South Tower, 15th Floor
Rooms S15-06, S15-23, S15-39

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


Edmonton Law Courts
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square
2nd Floor, Provincial Court
Anteroom 262A

Tuesday: 10AM – 2PM
Wednesday: 12PM – 4PM
Thursday: 9AM – 4PM


Assistance in all Court Based Programs is subject to meeting program guidelines and is not guaranteed. Read more about the program guidelines for Calgary here and Edmonton here.