Charity Central offers an information and referral service to Alberta’s registered charities. To ask your question Contact CPLEA.
- Resolution and Court Administration Services (RCAS)
Support in preparing court forms – Find court forms and learn about court processes, programs and services.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta – Got Conflict? How to address disputes in your Non-profit Organization
- Duty Counsel – Alberta Courthouse Services (Provincial or King’s Bench)
Duty Counsel are lawyers who assist people without a lawyer and can offer limited advice. Duty Counsel services are provided free of charge.
- Alberta Legal Coaches and Limited Legal Services Project – Limited scope retainers/unbundled legal services
The Limited Legal Services Project is about helping lawyers provide more limited legal services to more clients, and about letting people who might not otherwise be able to hire a lawyer know that other options are available. Check out their Guide for Clients which is intended to help clients understand the legal service options available, and whether limited legal services are right for you. The site also provides a listing of Alberta lawyers participating in the Limited Legal Services Project.
- Law Society of Alberta Lawyer Directory
This is a database that allows people to find a lawyer using a certain search criteria. Individuals can find a lawyer by searching by name, location, practice areas, language(s) spoken, gender, and whether a lawyer offers a limited scope retainers.
- Lawyer Locate
Lawyer Locate is a directory of lawyers grouped by major practice areas. It also offers a lawyer referral service which will send your case details to the lawyers in your geographic area and the area of law that you require.
- Alberta Legal Information Service (AJEFA)
Since April 2015, the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA – French-speaking Lawyer’s Association of Alberta) .is operating the first Alberta Legal Information Centre / Centre albertain d’information juridique, which is providing legal information, support and referral services with regard to clients’ legal questions. These services are provided in French or English, in person or remotely, free of charge and in addition to existing resources. Funded by the Department of Justice Canada, the creation of the Centre is the result of a close collaboration between francophone and anglophone stakeholders.
- LawCentralAlberta – www.lawcentralalberta.ca/en/help
- Pro Bono Law Alberta – Volunteer Lawyers Service (VLS) is a joint initiative of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta, the Law Society of Alberta, United Way of Calgary and Area, and the Association of General Counsel of Alberta. VLS assists registered charities and organizations qualified as such under the Income Tax Act who show a demonstrable need for free legal advice.
- Pro Bono Services Canada at the University of Alberta matches law students with eligible non-profit organisations to provide pro bono legal services under the supervision of a lawyer. PBSC does not provide legal assistance to individual cases. This project began as a chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada
The Atlantic Charities Learning Exchange was designed to help charities in Atlantic Canada better comply with their obligations under the Income Tax Act. The Community Sector Council is the lead organization for this Atlantic-wide initiative partnering with Community Links, NS, Centre de Benevolat de la Peninsule Acadienne Inc., NB, volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick, and Voluntary Resource Centre, PEI. ACLE established a learning community to exchange resources and support mentoring for small and rural charities in the four Atlantic provinces. Compliance needs of small and rural charities were assessed and reflected in telelearning sessions. An inventory of mentors was developed and promoted.
Pro Bono Law of BC is an independent and charitable non-profit society established to coordinate, promote and facilitate the delivery of pro bono legal services to low-income individuals and non-profit organizations throughout BC. PBLBC matches individual and organizational clients with volunteer lawyers willing to provide free legal representation and advice in such areas as family law, administrative law, criminal law, civil law and non-profit law.
UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program -Legal Advice Clinic
The UBC Law Students provide free legal advice and representation to people who cannot afford a lawyer at pro bono clinics throughout the Lower Mainland. Advice is limited to specific areas of the law. Representation is not guaranteed. LSLAP also publishes a comprehensive legal advice manual on its website. Most clinics are by appointment only.
Dalhousie Legal Aid Service has been in operation since 1970, when it began as a summer project out of the former Halifax Neighbourhood Centre. It was the first legal Service for poor people in Nova Scotia and is the oldest clinical law program in Canada. In fact, it is the only community law clinic in Nova Scotia. Community groups and community based agencies with mandates to fight poverty and injustice may apply for legal advice, assistance, and community development and education services. The Clinic is a unique partnership of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers working together.
Legal Information Services of Nova Scotia – Lawyer Referral Service
Since 1992, the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia has operated this key legal resource, and has referred thousands of Nova Scotians to a lawyer in private practice. Members of the Lawyer Referral Service offer an initial consultation of up to 30 minutes for a fee of only $20 plus tax. During that time the lawyer reviews your legal problem and discusses your options and the costs involved.
Artist’s Legal Information Society – The society helps artists navigate the legal world of copyright laws, defamation, royalties, contracts & more.
Service Ontario – The Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration an International Trade has created a new section on their website dedicated to not-for-profits. Find information and services to start and run a not-for-profit in Ontario. The site is offered in English and French. The site also includes the first Ontario wide Funding Directory that list Ontario government grant opportunities.
Centre for Community Organizations – https://coco-net.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Incorporation-modified2012-EN_0.pdf
Prince Edward Island