Help for Individuals

Through a variety of projects and initiatives, PBLA creates and promotes opportunities for lawyers to become involved in pro bono legal service. PBLA is not a legal clinic and does not provide direct legal services to the public. To learn more about pro bono clinics/organizations, resources and programs that may be able to help individuals with legal needs, click the links below.

Pro Bono Projects:

PBLA develops pro bono legal projects in partnership with local law firms and community agencies. Visit the PBLA blog and Subscribe to receive email announcements of upcoming legal clinic events and workshops in Alberta.

Court Based Programs:

PBLA engages volunteer lawyers in programs operating out of the Calgary Court Centre and Edmonton Law Courts. Please click the links below for information and schedules. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, is subject to meeting program guidelines and is not guaranteed.

Free Legal Programs:

Pro Bono Law Alberta in partnership with other organizations, co-hosts the following programs in Calgary:
Pro Bono Law Alberta, in partnership with Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan and Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic, will host a FREE one-day legal clinic for residents of both Alberta and Saskatchewan, on May 26, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. at the Provincial Court of Alberta, in Lloydminster. By appointment only. Check back in May for details.

Educational Films to Help Prepare for Court:

Going to court? Click here for educational films on Courtroom Etiquette, Civil Claims, Foreclosure Matters and Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Information Videos on Divorce:

Resolution and Court Administration Division of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General has created a series of Divorce Videos to help respond to the demand from Albertans wanting to work on their own divorce but needing help to navigate the forms and the process.
Resolution and Court Administration Services now has a central contact centre for questions or assistance.
Toll Free 1-855- 738-4747
In Edmonton 780-638-4747

Resolution Services - Calgary has created a resource list of agencies in Calgary. Click here for the brochure.

Reduced Hours for Resolution and Court Administration Services:

Beginning August 2, 2016 for a three month pilot project, the majority of Resolution Services offices will provide services to the public 8:15 am - 4:00 pm.

This reduction in service hours will NOT impact:
1. the Resolution & Court Administration Services Contact Centre (open 8:15 am - 4:30 pm) which provides information by telephone at the following numbers:

    Toll-free: 1-855-738-4747
    Edmonton: 780-638-4747

2. Alberta Law Libraries (no change - open to 4:30 pm)
3. Hearing Offices (no change - open to 4:30 pm)

PLEASE NOTE: Resolution Support Centre: Information Services (formerly Law Information Centre) is moving to the 7th floor in the Calgary Courts Centre effective January 1, 2017.

Pro Bono Clinics/Organizations:

Lawyer Referral Services:

Law Society of Alberta Lawyer Referral Service
Lawyer Locate
Lexpert Directory

Legal Resources:

Centre for Public Legal Education of Alberta which contains several web sites with legal information in many areas

Law Related Organizations:

Alberta Government Links:

Alberta Justice
Service Alberta: Law Justice & Citizens' Rights
Alberta Courts Law Information Centres
Alberta Courts Resolution and Court Administration Services

Federal Government Links:

Federal Department of Justice