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Domestic Violence
Family Law Program

Domestic Violence - Family Law Program

Family violence affects people from all neighborhoods, age groups, genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, and incomes.

CLG recognizes that people experiencing family violence have unique needs when going through the family law justice system. Our Family Law lawyers and social work program advocate provide legal services to people who have experienced family violence and abuse.

Our award-winning Domestic Violence/Family Law Program works with you without judgment to address your safety needs, identify your legal issues, support you in making informed decisions, and connect you to the right help; including legal resources and social services such as counselling and housing.

Hope is here. 
CLG can help you and your family through the legal system.

Our Lawyers and Advocates Can:

Explain the family law and criminal law systems

Provide you with safety planning and emotional support

Provide you with information about your rights and next steps

Provide summary legal advice; weekly summary advice clinics are run at our office

Connect you with other programs and services at CLG like support for Indigenous people

Provide accompaniment to court if you are testifying as a witness in a criminal proceeding

Help you draft family law applications

Help you prepare for court appearances

When possible, represent you in court

Connect you to the right legal help, including accessing Legal Aid Alberta

We focus on

Protection orders

Parenting Orders

Financial support for you and/or your children

Call us at (403) 234-9266 and talk to our Intake Coordinator.  All calls are confidential.

Family Law Resources and Education

If you need to speak with someone immediately for emotional support, call The Distress Centre’s 24 hour crisis line at 403-266-4357 or visit

Our Partners

Emergency Shelters

Women with or without children who are leaving domestic abuse and violence can also contact one of the following emergency shelters directly:

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

24 hour family violence helpline at

The Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society

24 hour crisis line 

YW Sheriff King Home

Visit the shelter in person (24/7)

Mary Dover House

Call at

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