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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 or corporate law matters, matters at the Court of Appeal or other Appeal Courts, or pre-trial conferences and mediations.

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 Provincial Court 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

Queen’s Bench Court Assistance – Calgary

The Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program in Calgary provides assistance to the public in 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 need help with their Morning Chambers appearances. This includes assistance with applications, bankruptcy, motions and other appearances. This is not a legal advice clinic.

In the afternoon, volunteers are available at a legal advice clinic for civil matters at the Court of Queen’s Bench. 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

Hours:
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

Queen’s Bench Court Assistance – Edmonton

The Queen’s Bench Court Assistance Program in Edmonton provides assistance to the public in civil matters at the Court of Queen’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 2028C
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.