We also understand that many people who are going through a separation or divorce would prefer to represent themselves in court in order to cut down on costs, but they still want to assist them in the background. You may, and should, get a tidbit of information but most matters that people call about for a free legal consultation, will require hiring a lawyer. In order to receive legal aid, an individual must not be facing jail time. Writing down your questions also allows you to make sure all your concerns are addressed. If it is a matter where we are able to give you legal advice, we can then schedule a proper meeting. Because the time between being charged and a court date can be a year or more, Hoare Claxton may be able to craft a custom payment plan where monthly installments are an option.
Simply go directly to the Courthouse where the matter is being heard and ask to speak to Duty Counsel. Where to Get Free Legal Information If you want free legal information, please watch our videos. You do not need to schedule a free legal consultation to find out if we can help you. In most cases, we can help but we do need to perform a conflict search. Ma has made pro bono legal service a focus of his community service throughout his career.
Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude. This saves you time compared to free legal consultations where you go to an office to find out if the lawyer can help you or not. If you have a legal question, please contact us by phone or email and we will book an appointment for you. Calgary Legal Guidance is one of the six legal clinics in Alberta that are available to provide legal help. There is no cost to you. It is an information service and is not connected with Legal Aid.
It will always be appreciated and remembered. Empowering Lives Through Law Calgary Legal Guidance is a client-centered organization that provides free legal assistance, information, and advocacy to individuals experiencing financial hardship who need legal services and representation. Hiring a Private Lawyer As mentioned in the header, often the long term cost of relying on Legal Aid can outweigh the up-front costs of hiring your own lawyer. There is no financial eligibility requirement for assistance through Duty Counsel. Legal Aid Alberta We Can Help. Legal Aid assistance is available at the courthouse from Duty Counsel and Legal Services Officers.
There may be practical or legal reasons as to why particular people should not be there. Duty Counsel is funded by Legal Aid Alberta and assists unrepresented individuals with individual court appearances. Twenty-five lawyers volunteered their time for the event offering legal guidance covering issues including family, criminal, civil, immigration and estate law. For more information listen to the Dial-A-Law topic 200 What is Dial-A-Law. As a consideration you should ask the lawyer if it is okay in advance. I personally attest and recommend Mat for anyone who finds themselves in my position from not only a professional standpoint, but a personal one.
This whole thing is very hard and emotionally draining, and Mat has been there to help my kids and I literally every step of the way. What do You Get at Free Initial Lawyer Meetings The single largest benefit of a free legal consultation is a chance for you to vent. The purpose is to make you aware of your legal rights and responsibilities. I am confident in placing my trust in Amanda and her abilities and I feel very fortunate to have found her. They provide legal services and bill for the time it takes to render those services. Free service to individuals wishing to find legal information, referrals and legal advice.
Concerns and complaints If you have a concern or complaint about Legal Aid Alberta services or decisions, send an email to. It is free to all Albertans. Student Legal Services in Edmonton at 780-492-2226 and Calgary Legal Guidance at 403-234-9266 may be able to provide you with free legal advice. The Calgary lawyers at Kahane Law Office can help. Legal opinions give you your options and the consequences and rights you get under your different options.
Visit their website at for more information. Ma has made pro bono legal service a focus of his community service throughout his career. There is no financial eligibility barrier for assistance through Duty Counsel. If you are unrepresented for your first court date, proceed directly to the courthouse where the matter is being heard and ask to talk to the duty counsel. While we do not offer free legal consultations we do offer exceptional value. We do not book appointments or make lists ahead of time. It will also be the chance for the lawyer to have you sign a retainer agreement.