Support Fort McMurray with Your Legal Skills

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May 312016

Dial-a-Lawyer Initiative

If you are looking for a way to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, we invite you to join Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA), Legal Aid Alberta (LAA), the Law Society of Alberta (LSA), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and pro bono clinics across the province to assist Fort McMurray residents through a one-day Fort McMurray Dial-a-Lawyer initiative.


The Dial-a-Lawyer Initiative aims to provide legal information and advice concerning issues arising from the wildfires to residents of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. This event will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 9:30AM – 3:30PM, and will be conducted in both Edmonton and Calgary from Legal Aid’s offices.


Volunteers are needed to give advice in the following areas:

  • Insurance;
  • Employment;
  • Landlord-tenant;
  • Family; and
  • Immigration (temporary foreign workers).

Volunteers can participate in half-day shifts (9:30AM – 12:30PM & 12:30 – 3:30PM) or for the full day (lunch and refreshments provided by the CBA).


If you or your colleagues would like to volunteer, please navigate to the volunteer portal. For technical assistance with registration, please contact Lee-Anne Wright.

If you want LESA’s help to raise awareness about an upcoming event relevant to the Alberta legal community, contact Andrea Maltais, Communications Coordinator.
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