Seniors Support Services: Legal Resources
Alberta Law Line (previously ATLAS Alberta Law Call Centre)
1-866-845-3425 (toll free)
8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Provides a centralized, easy to access source of legal information, resource referrals, and summary advice for Albertans in need.
Collaborative Family Law Association
(403) 233-8547 (Calgary)
1-866-526-1100 (Medicine Hat)
For all other locations, visit the www.collaborativelaw.ca
Lawyers focus on cooperation, not confrontation. The collaborative approach to problem solving allows for more creative settlements.
Office hours: Monday to Friday
This is a free 24 hour service available from a touch-tone phone. There are over 140 audio tapes that provide legal information on a large range of topics.
Family Mediation Services
310-0000 then (403) 340-7187
Offers information about:
- How to bring applications in Provincial (Family) Court concerning custody or access.
- Free mediation services to those who qualify. In mediation, parents work with a trained mediator who can help them resolve parenting issues.
- Courses to improve communication between parents who are living apart.
- Courses for parents of very young children to help them focus on their infant's special needs when their parents are not together.
Family Justice Services
Free workshops to help parents understand how separation affects them and their children.
A phone referral service to assist those who need legal advice. Caller is given up to 3 names of local solicitors in that field of law.
Court House—payment of tickets
Duty Counsel—available Tues. am for youth
Law Society of Alberta
Deals with complaints about a lawyer's conduct. Regulates the profession in the public's interest. Sets standards and enforces them in Alberta.
Legal Aid Society of Alberta
310-000 and ask to be connected to a Legal Aid office
7th floor, Provincial Building
9915 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Provides financially eligible applicants with serious criminal charges (mostly—some civil or matrimonial) with lawyers who work in private practice. (Repayment based on financial means.)
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
If you are an Aboriginal person, Native Counselling Services of Alberta can give you information about court procedures, your rights and responsibilities and Legal Aid and other help.