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PBLA Stands In Solidarity Against Anti-Black Racism

Posted on June 15, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Today, and every day, Pro Bono Law Alberta denounces all forms of racism. While recent US events have highlighted the cruelty of anti-black racism, we know that it is not solely an American problem. All over the world, and here at home, black communities have been treated like their lives do not matter. They do. …
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National Pro Bono Conference Rescheduled to 2021

Posted on May 14, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
In view of ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictions around large gatherings, travel bans and most importantly, the health of our registrants, presenters, and staff, PBLA has decided to reschedule the National Pro Bono Conference. The conference will now take place from September 29 to October 1, 2021. Venue arrangements will remain the …
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Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020

Posted on April 23, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Sunday, April 19th marked the exciting start of National Volunteer Week 2020! As an organization whose mission is tightly interwoven with volunteerism, Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) spent the last few days shouting out and thanking our volunteers. We know first hand how hard volunteer lawyers, articling students, law students, internationally trained lawyers and others …
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Volunteers Needed: Review of Dial A Law Resources

Posted on April 22, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Calgary Legal Guidance is looking for volunteers lawyers to assist with Dial A Law resource review. This program, housed on their website, comprises of over 100 topics on a variety of legal areas. Topics require review and edits to ensure up to date with current legislation. There are numerous topics available for review in civil, …
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COVID-19 and PBLA Office Closures

Posted on March 18, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Pro Bono Law Alberta’s offices are temporarily closed, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. PBLA staff will be working remotely and at full capacity. Be advised that the Civil Claims Duty Counsel and Queen’s Bench Court Assistance programs at the Calgary and Edmonton courthouses will remain closed …
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COVID-19 and PBLA Court Program Closures

Posted on March 13, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
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. We are taking this precautionary measure …
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Early Bird Registration Live – 2020 National Pro Bono Conference

Posted on March 9, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Early Bird registration for Canada’s only national access to justice conference is live at www.probonoconference.ca! Pro Bono Law Alberta will be hosting over 200 pro bono and access to justice stakeholders from Canada and abroad in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 23rd to 25th. Click here to learn more about: why you should attend, who’s …
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**Cancelled** Volunteers Needed – Law Day and Dial-a-Lawyer

Posted on March 6, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
**03-13-2020 Update: Out of concern for the health and wellness of attendees, Law Day 2020 is cancelled. /// The Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch is looking for Law Day and Dial-a-Lawyer volunteers! Each year, the CBA Alberta hosts Law Day at courthouses around Alberta, and a Dial-a-Lawyer event that runs concurrently. Law Day is a …
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Now Hiring – Court-Based and VLS Program Coordinator (Edmonton)

Posted on February 27, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Applications are now being accepted for PBLA’s Court-Based and VLS Program Coordinator in Edmonton! The Court-Based and VLS Program Coordinator is responsible for the administration of PBLA’s Court Based Programs in Edmonton: Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) Project and the Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program Project (QB Amicus); and the VLS Roster Program. This is …
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Now Hiring – 2020 Summer Law Student

Posted on February 5, 2020 by info@pbla.ca
Applications are now being accepted for PBLA’s 2020 summer law student position! We are seeking to hire one summer student who has successfully completed the second year of law school. This position is in our Calgary office and will run from May to August 2020. Read more on our Careers page for additional details. Interested …
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