The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing free legal advice to low income Albertans with the help of 400 volunteers each year including 300 volunteer lawyers. This past weekend we held a kick-off event for Access to Justice Week, our 5th annual legal Advice-A-thon on Sat Sept 28 in Edmonton City Hall. Advice-A-thon is not only a venue for free legal advice, it is also a fundraiser, with volunteer lawyers asking for donation pledges from their colleagues and
friends. We are thrilled to announce our Advice-A-thon “results”: 142 people received free legal advice from 62 volunteer lawyers and so far $33,430 has been raised to help support the free legal advice and representation services that the ECLC provides all year long by these 400 volunteers and 25 staff. The Advice-A-thon volunteer lawyer donation pages are open until the end of Access to Justice Week. Please consider making a donation to the ECLC while thanking these lawyers for the time they give to directly support access to justice by clicking here.