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The Great Bar Band Battle, June 1, Calgary

Posted on May 1, 2017 by
The Great Bar Band Battle is a fundraising event in support of access to justice initiatives and organizations. The 2016 event raised over $15,000 for Calgary Legal Guidance, and the 2017 edition is in support of Student Legal Assistance. The event will feature five – six bands consisting of lawyers and other members of the …

CPLEA News Release May 1, 2017

Posted on May 1, 2017 by
News Release – May 1, 2017 Housing providers play a key role in supporting victims of domestic violence Click here to view the full release. The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and Homeward Trust Edmonton are pleased to announce the release of two reports highlighting the roles that housing providers can play in supporting …

Public Legal Education Workshops, April to June – Edmonton

Posted on March 21, 2017 by
Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) hosts FREE Public Legal Education workshops. These presentations are open to the public and certain locations require registration. NOTE: Video Versions of ECLC presentations are now available online. This is a great alternative if you are unable to attend the in-person presentations. The links are: Family Law Series – …

I am More Than My Criminal Record – Calgary John Howard Society Initiative

Posted on March 9, 2017 by
The Calgary John Howard Society has launched a new public education initiative: I Am More Than My Criminal Record. This initiative was created to reduce the stigma associated with a criminal record and give individuals involved in the criminal justice system an opportunity to share their experiences and voice who they truly are. For details …

Healing and Reconciliation Access to Justice Project Launched in Calgary

Posted on March 8, 2017 by
Calgary Legal Guidance is launching the city’s first ever program to increase access to  justice and legal and cultural supports for urban Indigenous Peoples who are experiencing poverty and are unable to qualify for Legal Aid to resolve their matter. The program has been made possible by a generous grant from The  Calgary Foundation and …

Calgary Resilience Symposium March 18

Posted on March 2, 2017 by
Marital breakdown causes a flood of emotions and a shaken sense of security. Taking decisive actions restores dignity and helps build resilience. ACES, the Association of A Community Engaged in Sharing, encourages media to inform their audience about the Calgary Resilience Symposium where people can learn about and discuss the variety of supports available to …

Free Legal Programs at Calgary Public Library March to July

Posted on February 23, 2017 by
Calgary Public Library offers several free legal programs at the Central Library and at many library locations around the city. Here’s a link to library locations and hours: Please register at or drop in. Calgary Public Library acknowledges with thanks Calgary Legal Guidance for an ongoing partnership which provides these programs free of …

Professional Development Webinar Series for Lawyers

Posted on February 21, 2017 by
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to incorporate your passion for access to justice into the day to day practice of providing legal services? A great new professional development webinar series developed by the CBA’s Access to Justice Committee is now available.  It’s called the Better Client Service Series: Good for Clients, …

Public Legal Education Workshops, Edmonton

Posted on January 6, 2017 by
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Downtown Enterprise Square Branch Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are FREE and open to the public with the option to register to be contacted for a potential follow-up meeting with a Family Law Lawyer for additional …

1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule 2017, Calgary

Posted on January 5, 2017 by
The FREE 1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre in NE Calgary operates the 4th Tuesday of every month. Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice on a variety of legal topics including immigration, landlord/tenant, criminal, personal injury, social benefits and more. Call 403-716-6496 to book an appointment. Click here for the schedule:1000 Voices Legal …
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