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Legal Resources in Edmonton

Free and affordable legal resources in Edmonton for low-income individuals and the general public looking for legal information and/or advice.

Hello everyone! I’ve compiled a number of free and affordable legal resources in Edmonton for anyone seeking legal advice/assistance. Find them below ⬇

Edmonton Community Legal Centre

Telus House, South Tower

Second Floor 10020 – 100 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3

Need assistance with a legal matter but can’t afford a lawyer? The Edmonton Community Legal Centre provides low-income individuals with free legal aid.

They will provide information and advice, help you prepare and fill out legal documents, and refer you to other organizations that might better suit your needs. They also host free legal education sessions and other programs and services that make justice more accessible to everyone.

I’ve personally contacted them before and they are wonderful people! I didn’t use any of their services so I can’t really speak about that but they certainly helped point me in the right direction when I needed legal advice. I suggest reaching out to them if you are in need of assistance.

Simply give them a call or fill out their client intake form to see if you can qualify and apply for one of their programs.

Contact Info

Phone: (780) 702-1725

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.eclc.ca/

Civil Claims Duty Counsel

Edmonton Law Courts

1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

Second Floor, Provincial Court

Anteroom 262A

The Civil Claims Duty Counsel provides legal assistance regarding civil issues to people (not just low income).

You will be able to talk to a lawyer face-to-face for a free consultation where you can receive legal advice and information and help with creating and reviewing legal documents and preparing for court appearances.

They operate on a first-come, first-serve basis so consider going in early or be prepared to wait.

They have a 30-minute limit in using their consultation service but you are free to go back another time as often as you need for more assistance.

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://pbla.ca/get-legal-help/civil-claims-duty-counsel/

Lawyer Referral Service

No physical address

The Lawyer Referral Service is an Alberta-wide phone service that can help you find a suitable lawyer to talk to about your legal matter.

The service will provide you with the names and contact numbers of up to 3 lawyers that practice in the area of law that you require advice in.

The lawyers who participate in this program usually provide a free 30-minute consultation where you can explain your legal issue, receive information and advice, and ask about the costs of getting legal assistance/work done if needed.

Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-661-1095

Student Legal Services

11036 88 Avenue

Edmonton, AB  T6G 0Z2

Student Legal Services of Edmonton is a university law student-run initiative that seeks to provide the low-income community with free legal information and assistance.

They can help you with legal issues in the areas of civil, criminal, and family law.

According to their website, Student Legal Services does not provide legal advice but can give you legal information, help you with legal documents/applications, and act as your agent in Provincial Court.

Contact Info

Phone: (780) 492-2226

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.slsedmonton.com/

Alberta Limited Legal Services Project

No physical address

The Alberta Limited Legal Services Project is a relatively new project created to help make legal services more affordable for people to access.

It allows lawyers to provide more limited legal services to their clients so that those who can’t afford to hire a lawyer to handle a case from beginning to end might still receive the legal assistance they need.

Among the limited services that lawyers in this project can provide are legal advice (including second opinions), document preparation and notarization and court representation.

Contact Info

Website: http://albertalegalservices.com/

River City Venture Clinic

No physical address

The River City Venture Clinic is also a relatively new project. It is run by volunteer law students and was created specifically to help startups and small business entrepreneurs.

It provides startups and small business entrepreneurs with free legal information and support on issues that startups and small businesses face.

These issues include incorporation, document drafting (non-disclosure agreements, privacy policy, terms of service, etc.), and employment.

Contact Info

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.venturelegalsupport.ca/

This is by no means an exhaustive list of legal resources in Edmonton but I hope it’s enough to help get someone started. If you have any other organizations or services in mind that you think should be added here, please let me know by dropping me a message!