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The Queen’s Bench Court Assistance (QB Amicus) Program is running a pilot that is relaunching August 3rd 2022 in Edmonton and August 4th, 2022 in Calgary – virtually! The program scope remains the same, with advice sessions being held on WebEx by phone and video conference. Learn more.

The Court Assistance Program provides assistance to self-represented litigants with civil matters at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

In the morning, volunteer lawyers are available to provide assistance to those without legal representation who are appearing in Civil Masters and Justice Chambers. In Calgary, an additional legal advice clinic is held in the afternoon, with volunteer lawyers providing legal advice, information on court procedures, assistance with document preparation and review, and help preparing for trials, motions and other appearances. This afternoon advice clinic is not currently offered for Edmonton.

This program does not assist with family, criminal or corporate matters, matters in Provincial Court or other Appeal Courts, or pre-trial conference and mediations.

Virtual QB - How it Works

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

Details of the process for PBLA court-based programs

Morning Chambers Virtual Assistance

QB Calgary Sessions:
Thursdays: 9AM – 12:30PM

QB Edmonton Sessions:
Wednesdays: 9AM – 12:30PM

Virtual Legal Advice Clinic

QB Calgary:
Thursdays: 1PM – 4PM

*Please note QB Edmonton does not conduct a virtual advice clinic

The virtual CCDC Project will be run as a pilot project between July and August 2022. 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.