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Holiday Closures – PBLA Court-Based Programs

Posted on December 11, 2019 by
Our Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project and Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program will be closing for the holidays. Below is the list of closure and resumption dates: Edmonton: Civil Claims Duty Counsel: Closes Thursday, December 12th 2019 at 4:00 pm Reopens Wednesday, January 8th 2020 at 12noon Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program: Closes Wednesday, December …

Office closed for Remembrance Day

Posted on November 8, 2019 by
The PBLA office will be closed this coming Monday for Remembrance Day. Our Calgary Civil Claims Duty Counsel program will also be closed. Programming will resume on Tuesday.

Now Hiring – DASS Project Needs Assessment Coordinator

Posted on November 4, 2019 by
PBLA is now hiring a Document Assistance Support Service (“DASS”) Project Coordinator to assist in our Calgary office. This position has part-time, fixed-term hours. The DASS Project Coordinator will work closely with and report to the Executive Director. They will also oversee the conduct of a needs assessment and environmental scan to gauge the nature, …

PBLA Court-Based Programs

Posted on May 21, 2019 by
PBLA administers the Civil Claims Duty Counsel project and Queen’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 …

PBLA Recognizes Black History Month

Posted on February 28, 2019 by
Each February, Canada recognizes Black History Month and honours the contributions of Black Canadians. This month, we are highlighting the commitment to pro bono service exemplified by the following Pro Bono Law Alberta volunteers and champions. Angela Egbase Angela Egbase has volunteered with the Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project and the Queen’s Bench Court Assistance …

PBLA Technical Difficulties

Posted on February 20, 2019 by
Pro Bono Law Alberta is currently experiencing technical difficulties that are affecting email access. If you need to contact a member of the PBLA team, please do so by phone. Staff can be reached on their direct lines, or you can contact the PBLA general phone line at 403-541-4804. Our response time may be delayed …

PBLA Board President to Receive Distinguished Service Award

Posted on February 1, 2019 by
Join us in congratulating PBLA Board President Kevin Feth, QC, who has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Profession. Kevin is a partner at Field LLP where he primarily practices in the areas of labour & employment, education and aboriginal law, and civil litigation. A graduate …

PBLA is Hiring!

Posted on January 25, 2019 by
Applications are now being accepted for PBLA’s 2019 summer law student position. We are looking for a student who has successfully completed their second year of law school to work with us at our Calgary office from May to August 2019. The summer law student will support the delivery of PBLA programs and key initiatives. …

LawNow Magazine Jan-Feb Issue

Posted on January 8, 2019 by
LawNow Magazine is a free digital magazine published six times per year by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. Read the January-February 2019 issue

FREE Public Legal Education Workshops Jan and Feb – Edmonton

Posted on January 8, 2019 by
Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) will host free Public Legal Education workshops in January and February 2019. These presentations are open to the public and certain locations require registration. NOTE: Video Versions of ECLC presentations are now available online: Family Law Series – Rights as a Tenant – Wills and Estates – …
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