Want to Volunteer for CLG?

Volunteers are at the core of all the work that we do. Calgary Legal Guidance relies on volunteers to support both our organization and community members. There are a wide range of volunteering roles at CLG – see what works for you, and we will do our best to get you started!

Volunteer Lawyers

Volunteer lawyers are a crucial part of our volunteer base. There are many opportunities to get involved in our legal clinics, pro bono projects, research, and other initiatives. No specific area of expertise is required to volunteer at CLG. We ensure that all lawyers have the resources, training, and support to provide the information and advice that our clients need. This applies to lawyers at big firms, in solo practice, working in-house, or anything in between. All are welcome! The only requirements for volunteering are a commitment to help individuals and membership in the Law Society of Alberta.

Family Law Lawyers

Family law is always in high demand. As little as 2 hours per month can make a huge difference in our client’s life. We are looking for new or experienced volunteer lawyers to provide legal advice, information or referrals at:

  • CLG’s Downtown Legal Advice Clinic. This runs Monday to Thursday evening at CLG’s office from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. This legal advice clinic runs the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at of the CCCSA’s office
  • Immigrant Services Calgary operates the 4th Thursday of the month
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association runs the first Tuesday then the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Immigration Law Lawyers

Are you an Immigration Lawyer who has 2 hours per month to share? We are looking for lawyers to provide legal advice at 3 of our legal outreach clinics. Our Immigration clients attend with a variety of legal questions and issues such as refugee protection, permanent residence applications, sponsorship, Humanitarian and Compassionate applications.

Prospective volunteer lawyers can click here to see our volunteer opportunities.

All non-lawyer prospective volunteers can click here to see our volunteer opportunities.



Pro Bono Law Alberta is now recruiting volunteers to assist with client intake for the 2019 Calgary Legal Advice Clinic running on October 30th at the Central Library. Intake volunteers are required between October 8 – 18. Bookings are done by phone, and volunteers will be responsible for collecting relevant client/party information and creating detailed case descriptions.

For more information, check out  https://pbla.ca/get-legal-help/calgary-legal-advice-clinic/

Register Here to Volunteer! (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4aaba828abfc1-calgary1)


Calgary Legal Guidance is designated by the Law Society of Alberta as an approved legal services provider of pro bono services. Active members of the Law Society of Alberta who are exempt from carrying professional indemnity insurance coverage under Rule 148(1) will be covered by the professional liability indemnity program for pro bono services when they volunteer to provide legal services through Calgary Legal Guidance (Rule 148 (6)).