What is Dial-A-Law


The topics in the Dial-A-Law series provide only general information on legal issues within the province of Alberta. This service is provided by Calgary Legal Guidance funded in part by the Alberta Law Foundation. The purpose is to make you aware of your legal rights and responsibilities. This is not legal advice. If you require legal advice, you should contact a lawyer.

The purpose of Dial-A-Law is to make you aware of your rights and responsibilities by providing you with general legal information. You are encouraged to use Dial-A-Law as a source of general information before you have a legal problem so that you might avoid legal difficulties, or, are able to recognize when you do have a legal problem.

Dial-A-Law has over 170 topics with information in many areas of law such as: places to find legal assistance; family law; wills and estates; dependent adults; criminal and driving offences; business law; employment; WCB; intellectual property; real estate; landlord and tenant; youth and the law or consumer protection – debt; civil division small claims; and personal injury.

Dial-A-Law is easy to use either by phone or computer.

  • If you are calling from a touch tone phone you can access the recordings 24 hours a day, by listening to the instructions and pressing the appropriate numbers on your phone.
  • The operator is available weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and will assist you if you are uncertain which topic to listen to.
  • Through the Dial-A-Law phone service you can access the Lawyer Referral Service where an operator will give you the names and phone numbers of three lawyers to call concerning your problem.
  • If you have a computer you can access the Calgary Legal Guidance website at www.clg.ab.ca all recordings are listed under the Dial-A-Law section for you to read or print in the language of your choice (translation provided by Google Translate).