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The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) Project resumes in-person on January 9, 2023. Learn More.

The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) project provides brief legal assistance to self-represented litigants with civil matters in the Alberta Court of Justice 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 King’s Bench or other Appeal Courts, or pre-trial conferences and mediations.

In-person Assistance at Courthouse:

This is currently offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment or pre-registration is required and clients are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.



Calgary Courts Centre (601 – 5 Street SW)
15th Floor, Rooms S15-06, S15-23, S15-39
Edmonton Law Courts (1A Sir Winston Churchill Square)
2nd Floor, Provincial Court, Ante Room 262A
Monday 12:30 PM – 4:00PM
Tuesday – Friday 9:00AM – 12:00PM, 12:30PM – 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM –12PM; 12PM – 4:00PM

*Assistance in all court-based programs is subject to meeting program guidelines and is not guaranteed.


To view current available shifts, please click here.