Can just anyone call for free legal advice?
If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer, and you do not qualify for Legal Aid Alberta or other paid services, CLG may be able to help you. There are requirements to be met in order to receive CLG's services. Call us to see if you are eligble at (403) 234-9266.
If you think you may be able to afford to pay for some legal services, or need help on a legal issue CLG does not provide, then we suggest contacting the Lawyer Referral Service. Or, you can contact Alberta Legal Coaches & Limited Services.
Can I hire CLG as my lawyer?
No. CLG is a non-profit organization that offers free legal advice to clients who qualify financially for our services.
Is CLG my lawyer?
We do not represent you as a lawyer in court, but rather provide those experiencing homelessness, or are marginalized or vulnerable with legal information and guidance on how to address your legal problem.
Will a lawyer from CLG represent me in court?
Our volunteer lawyers will not go to court for you, but they will help you prepare for your court date.
CLG also cannot guarantee assistance due to existing eligibility guidelines and Program specific requirements. Assessments are conducted via Intake and/or specific CLG Programs to determine eligibility for services.
I am an Indigenous Person in need of legal assistance. Can you help?
CLG is the only non-profit legal guidance organization in Alberta that provides the Sahwoo mohkaak tsi ma taas (Before Being Judged) program, providing legal assistance specifically to Indigenous people. We employ an Indigenous Lawyer and part-time Indigenous facilitator and educator, providing services in a culturally appropriate way that makes your legal problem easier to understand and deal with.
Yes! CLG is the only legal agency that provides assistance and guidance with the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Program. Contact us at (403) 716-6479 to see if we can help you."
I am elderly and need guidance on legal issues. Can you help?
Yes! CLG is the only legal agency that can assist vulnerable elderly people on topics such as elder abuse, wills & estates, and more. Call us at (403) 716-6476 to see if we can help you.