Legal Advice

The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic offers free legal advice appointments to help you understand your rights, obligations and steps to resolve your legal issue, in the following areas of law:

  • Family issues such as separation/divorce, common-law relationships, custody and access, and child support
  • Criminal issues such as domestic and common assault, theft, impaired driving, drugs charges
    (Please note: You must provide your Disclosure to our office before an appointment will be booked)
  • Civil issues such as debt, small claims, landlord/tenant, traffic/bylaw
  • Guardianship/Trusteeship
  • Immigration Law (Limited)
  • Wills, Power of Attorney and Personal Directives (Strict financial guidelines apply)

 

Clinics are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and the last Monday evening of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Some limited daytime appointments are also available. Service is available in Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, Stettler, Olds and Rocky Mountain House.

Please contact our office to learn more or to book an appointment. Clink here to view the calendar for clinic dates and times.

Preparing For Clinic Appointments:

  • Appointments are 30 minutes long, please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your appointment
  • Organize and bring any important papers, including court documents, to your appointment
  • Clients are asked to make child care arrangements
  • Children are not allowed into the legal consultations and there is no child minding on site
  • Put your cell phone on silent mode
  • Clients will need to bring their own interpreter, if required

After Your Appointment:

  • Clients who do not show up for their appointments may be charged a $20.00 fee to re-book
  • You may be referred to our Legal Services Program for more help
  • Filing fees, disbursements and other costs are not covered by the Clinic but we will assist you to apply for fee waivers, if you qualify for them