The Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Alberta (AJEFA) is a non-profit organization that was created in 1990 to promote access to justice in French in Alberta. AJEFA has joined forces with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) to increase access to justice for French-speaking Edmontonians. AJEFA operates a bilingual legal information centre, but does not have the capacity to offer legal advice (www.infojuri.ca). However, AJEFA has members that are bilingual lawyers willing to volunteer to meet francophone clients at ECLC. AJEFA refers their clients and helps them fill out ECLC eligibility and intake forms. Although the paperwork is in English, clients and volunteers can communicate orally in French at the ECLC clinic. This provides new volunteers for ECLC and legal advice in French for clients. This shared service has only just started and availability is quite limited, however, over 12 clients have already benefitted from ECLC and AJEFA working together.
AJEFA Board 2018-19: