One week. 14 events. 17 blog posts. Countless important discussions about what access to justice looks like in Alberta. Thank you to everyone who came out to an event or read a post. And thank you to all the organizations that staged events and provided content for the blog:
On September 28, Calgary Legal Guidance hosted the annual Advice-a-Thon free legal advice clinic and fundraiser at Calgary City Hall. Volunteers braved a snowy day to provide free legal advice to Calgarians in need in areas such as family law, civil law, immigration, wills and estates, and criminal law. The Advice-a-Thon also include an ID clinic, providing individuals with a statutory declaration of identification that can assist in accessing services that require ID including obtaining an Alberta Health Care card, government ID or birth certificate, or filing taxes, applying for jobs, or applying for housing.
The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) has been educating Albertans on the law since 1975. Through its many websites, print resources and workshops, CPLEA provides understandable information to Albertans about the laws that affect their lives.
CPLEA recently published new and updated resources, just in time to share for Access to Justice Week! This week we are showcasing the following resources:
Reflections by Michael Gottheil, Chief of Commission and Tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission
From: Mohammed S.
Sent: August 19, 2019
To: Michael Gottheil
Subject: I want to live please I am a human being
Legal problems that are left unaddressed can have a domino effect, leading to other problems such as medical issues, employment issues and homelessness. Recognizing legal problems early on and taking action when problems are identified may help reduce the chance of additional problems occurring.