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PBLA administers the Civil Claims Duty Counsel program and King’s Bench Court Assistance Program in Calgary and Edmonton. These programs provide assistance for civil matters at courthouses in each city. No appointment or pre-registration is required; all programs operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that these programs do not assist with family, criminal or corporate law matters, matters at the Court of Appeal or other Appeal Courts, or pre-trial conferences and mediations.

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Civil Claims Duty Counsel
The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) project is a legal advice clinic that provides assistance for those involved in civil matters in the Alberta Court of Justice in Calgary and Edmonton. Examples of these matters include landlord and tenant disputes, small claims, insurance or personal injury, and employment matters (all valued under $50,000). Volunteer lawyers are available to provide free 30-minute consultations and can provide summary legal advice; information on court procedure; help preparing for trials, motions and other appearances; and help completing forms.

Calgary

Location:
Calgary Courts Centre (601 - 5 Street SW)
15th Floor, Rooms S15-06, S15-23, S15-39

Hours:
Monday 12:30 PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday - Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 12:30PM - 4:00PM

Edmonton

Location:
Edmonton Law Courts (1A Sir Winston Churchill Square)
2nd Floor, Provincial Court, Ante Room 262A

Hours:
Tuesday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Wednesday 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

 

King's Bench Court Assistance - Calgary
The King’s Bench Court Assistance Program in Calgary provides summary legal assistance to self-represented litigants with civil matters at the Court of King’s Bench.

In the morning, volunteer lawyers are available to provide in-person assistance to those without legal representation who need help with their Morning Chambers appearances in Applications Judge and Justice Chambers. This includes assistance with applications, bankruptcy, motions, and other appearances. This program does not assist with family, criminal or corporate matters, matters in Provincial Court or other Appeal Courts, pre-trial conferences and mediations.

In the afternoon, volunteers are available for in-person legal advice clinic for civil matters at the Court of King’s Bench in Calgary. Examples of these matters include foreclosure and bankruptcy, builder’s liens, wills and estates, or other civil matters. Volunteer lawyers are available to provide free 30-minute consultations and can provide summary legal advice; information on court procedure; help preparing for trials, motions and other appearances; and help completing forms.

Morning Chambers
Location:
Calgary Courts Centre (601 - 5 Street SW)
9th and 10th Floors, North

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Tuesday - Thursday 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Legal Advice Clinic
Location:
Calgary Courts Centre (601 - 5 Street SW)
8th Floor North, Room 8-49

Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 1:00PM - 4:00PM

King's Bench Court Assistance - Edmonton
The King's Bench Court Assistance Program in Edmonton provides assistance to the public in civil matters at the Court of King's Bench. Volunteer lawyers are available to provide assistance to those without legal representation who need help with their Morning Chambers appearances. This includes assistance with applications, bankruptcy, motions and other appearances. *This is not a legal advice clinic.

Morning Chambers

Location:
Edmonton Law Courts (1A Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Law Library, Room 2014
2nd Floor, South Tower

Hours:
Wednesday 9:00AM - 12:30PM

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