Pro Bono Law Alberta
Provides a comprehensive list of clinics/ organizations, resources and programs that may be able to help individuals with legal needs.
Alberta Courts – Resolution & Court Administration Services (RCAS)
Provides assistance with court procedures and forms. Also provides programs and services including mediation, court counsellors, children’s services, child support assistance, and family violence prevention.
Calgary Legal Guidance
Provides free legal advice for persons with low income. Programs include divorce clinics, domestic violence assistance, and social benefits advocacy.
Dial – A – Law
Provides general legal information on a variety of topics to read or to listen to.
Toll – Free: 1-800-661-1095
Provides the names of up to three lawyers who deal in a specific area of law. The lawyers will then provide ½ hr. of free consultation.
Legal Aid Alberta
Toll free: 1-866-845-3425
Based on your legal issue and financial eligibility, clients are eligible to receive information, legal advice and/or brief services and limited or full representation.
Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Services
Assists in resolving landlord and tenant disputes quickly and at a lower cost.
Community Mediation Calgary Society
Provides free assistance in resolving conflicts between neighbours, and within community and non-for profit organizations.
Student Legal Assistance
Law students provide free legal assistance to persons with low income. A nominal disbursement charge may apply.
Victim Services Alberta
Provides practical assistance and non judgemental emotional support to victims of crime or tragedy.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Program
Children’s Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC)
Provides children and youth with free legal advice, information and representation.
Kerby Centre for the 55 Plus
Volunteer lawyers provide legal advice by appointment only.
Provides help with creditor negotiations and Orderly Payment of Debts Program.
Women’s Centre of Calgary
Provides legal advice clinics for women. Volunteer lawyers provide free ½ hr. sessions by appointment only.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
Assistance for women and youth involved in the justice system and courts.
Additional Online Resources
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta
The Residential Tenancies Legal Information Program operates the Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website, which provides plain language information on housing law in Alberta. Staff also conduct presentations across the province on landlord and tenant rights, answer reference questions, and develop information booklets and sample agreements.