Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) is a charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Alberta by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono (free) legal services to persons of limited means. PBLA was formed in 2007 as the legacy project in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Law Society of Alberta.
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Educational Films: Tips and Information on What to do in Court
In May 2012, PBLA, the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch and members of the judiciary from the Alberta Courts worked collaboratively to create Educational films for the public. The films provide unrepresented claimants with short, easy to understand information about basic courtroom procedures, processes, etiquette and other useful information.
The films are in the areas of Courtroom Etiquette, Landlord Tenant Disputes, Foreclosure Matters, and Civil Claims.
Civil Claims Duty Counsel in Calgary and Edmonton
The Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) project was established in Calgary in October 2011 and in Edmonton in January 2012 to provide legal assistance to Albertans engaged in proceedings before the Provincial Court who would benefit from legal counsel. The CCDC project engages volunteer lawyers and law students in the provision of summary legal advice, procedural information, help with trials, motions and other appearances and help completing forms.