Calgary Legal Guidance

What We Do

CLG guides vulnerable Albertans through the legal system.

We offer legal advice, information, and guidance to those who do not have access to paid legal services.

Call our Intake Team to see if we can help you:  (403) 234-9266

How We Help

Volunteer Lawyers offer legal advice to qualified clients during a 30 – 45 minute appointment, by phone or in person.

Volunteer lawyers give you the information you need to feel confident in taking the next steps related to your legal matter.

If you need more help after your appointment, you can come back for advice as you move through your legal issue.

Legal Advice: Programs We Offer

Summary Advice Clinics

(403) 234-9266

CLG’s Summary Advice clinics offer legal advice, information and guidance on a variety of topics, to those who do not qualify for Legal Aid Alberta or have access to other paid legal services.

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Social Benefits Advocacy 

(403) 716-6479

CLG’s Social Benefits Advocacy Program offers information, advice and guidance to those facing challenges with the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Program. We can help with many issues including benefit denials, cut-offs and assessed overpayments. We may even be able to represent you at appeal.

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Law for Indigenous People

(403) 716-6491

CLG is one of the first legal non-profit pro bono organization to actively advocate on behalf of Indigenous people.  Our Sahwoo mohkaak tsi ma taas (Blackfoot for “Before Being Judged”) is a cutting-edge program aimed at increasing access to justice for Indigenous people.

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Domestic Violence/Family Law

(587) 349-7994

CLG offers hope to victims of family/domestic violence.  We offer support on legal issues, abuse, trauma and family breakdown.  Leaving a situation is difficult, and CLG offers a guiding legal hand to help you get the confidence you need by leaning on the law. 

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Immigration Law

(403) 716-6499

Going through the process of immigration can be difficult. We offer legal advice about immigration law issues including family sponsorship and refugee protection.  Although we do not handle the applications, we do provide guidance on what steps to take next.

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Elder Law

(403) 716-6476

Offering assistance to seniors with Estate planning and advance care planning. Some seniors cannot afford a lawyer and do not have access to Legal Aid, and this program is designed to help with Wills & Estates, Personal Directive, Elder Abuse, and more.

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Homeless Outreach

(403) 716-6498

Those experiencing homelessness often have no where to turn. We offer support and guidance (not legal representation) to those experiencing homeless.  We can guide you through criminal charges and evictions that put people at risk of homelessness.  

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Pre-Apprehension Child Welfare Program

(403) 234-9266

A new program dedicated to providing legal advice and support to parents/guardians who are involved with Children’s Services prior to their child(ren) being apprehended. 

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Survivors of Sexual Assault

(403) 234-9266

A new program dedicated to providing legal advice and support to survivors of sexual assault, including explaining your rights and guiding you through the legal system.

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