The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic (CACLC) has been assisting clients in the Red Deer area since 2005. It offers programs such as evening legal advice clinics, additional services through a staff lawyer, a tenant support program, photo ID clinic, and public legal education sessions. Since 2005, CACLC has grown to administer legal clinics and provide services in Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and many other communities around Alberta.
Most recently, in partnership with Pro Bono Law Alberta and YMCA – Northern Alberta, CACLC launched the Community Legal Clinic - Fort McMurray. The project was successfully piloted starting in February 2018, and now runs on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the YMCA Wood Buffalo Community Initiatives Centreon Hardin Street in downtown Fort McMurray. So far, the clinic has assisted over 80 clients in the Fort McMurray area.
In addition to a dedicated group of local volunteer lawyers, the clinic is also supplemented by remote service delivery by lawyers from outside the community. These volunteers provide legal advice in areas including landlord/tenant law, employment law, criminal law, family law, wills and estates, civil law/debt, traffic/bylaws and immigration. Clients must meet financial eligibility guidelines to qualify to receive service. CACLC is currently recruiting volunteer lawyers to assist with the Fort McMurray clinic. If you practice in one of the above areas of law, and are either located in the Fort McMurray area or are able to provide service via webcast, please contact the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the services provided by the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic, visit www.communitylegalclinic.net, call 587-674-2282, or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/centralalbertacommunitylegalclinic.