LawNow Vol 40-3 Jan/Feb 2016

Sometimes, the state needs to step in to protect children and support families. Volume 40-3 January / February 2016 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Protecting Children Special Report: The State of our Jails Departments Columns   Featured Articles: Protecting Children An Overview to Child Intervention Services in Alberta Amanda Baretta Child and Family Services in […]

Nov/Dec 2015 Issue of LawNow now available online

This year, Canadians across the country have had an opportunity to see an original copy of Magna Carta. From June until the end of 2015, the “Great Charter” and its companion document, England’s Charter of the Forest, has been on exhibit in four Canadian cities. The Magna Carta will be in Edmonton at the Legislative […]

Meet CPLEA’s new Community Development & Education Specialist

CPLEA is pleased to introduce Alison Foster as our new Community Development and Education Specialist! Alison recently moved from London, Ontario, where she was the Access Services Librarian for Brescia University College. Alison received her Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and went on to earn a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University. She has contributed […]

Meet CPLEA’s New Staff Lawyer!

CPLEA is pleased to introduce Judy Feng as our new full-time staff lawyer! Judy obtained her law degree from the University of Alberta and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2015. Prior to joining CPLEA as a staff lawyer, she summered and articled in private practice in Edmonton. During law school, Judy participated in […]

LawNow 40-1: The Law and Technology, Sports Law

In legal situations, technology can deliver the best of times or the worst of times: it all depends on how it is used. Volume 40-1 – September/October 2015 Table of Contents Featured Articles: The Law and Technology Special Report: Sports Law Departments Columns   Featured Articles: The Law and Technology Technology is Transforming the Practice […]

LawNow 39-6: The Top Court, Self-Represented Litigants

Canada’s top court is a cornerstone of our Parliamentary democracy and the Rule of Law.  It has shaped our nation since 1875. Volume 39-6 – July/August 2015 Table of Contents Featured Articles: The Top Court Special Report: Self Represented-Litigants Columns Featured Articles: The Top Court Democratic Governance: The Constitution and Canada’s Branches of Government Lorraine Snyder and Dustin […]

New Resources from CPLEA: Using Legal Tools to Discourage Elder Abuse

CPLEA is participating at the 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation Event at City Hall today, June 15. We are showcasing new resource materials (English and French) on how readily available legal tools can be used to discourage elder abuse. These legal documents include enduring powers of attorney, personal directives, guardianship and trusteeship. The […]

“Can my boss do that?” New Employment Law Resources

CPLEA has a collection of new resources on employment law for youth in Alberta. Funded by the Human Rights and Multiculturalism Fund, this project was created as a way to connect new Canadians with information about their rights at work. This project was guided in part by our previous research on Law for Alberta’s Multicultural Communities. […]

CPLEA is coming to Fort McMurray

Our Public Legal Education Lawyer, Amelia, is coming to Fort McMurray on May 12 & 13. She will give two presentations for tenants and landlords   The rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants during an emergency or disaster Tuesday May 12, 6-9pm Preparing your case for Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Services Wednesday May 13, 6-9pm   […]

Dial-a-Lawyer on Law Day!

Dial-a-Lawyer on Law Day! If you have a legal question or need legal advice, you can call a toll-free number on Saturday, April 18th and talk to a volunteer lawyer about your legal issue. The 15-20 minute consultation is free. If the lawyer you speak with cannot answer all your questions, they will try to connect you with resources […]

Law Day 2015

Don’t miss the fun and informative events of Law Day 2015! Law Day teaches the public about the legal system with events and activities like mock trials, courthouse tours, information fairs, and more. There are Law Days all over the province and you can find out when events are happening in your city on the Law […]

LawNow 39-4: Vulnerable Children, Romance and the Law

Volume 39-4 Table of Contents Featured Articles: Vulnerable Children Special Report: Romance and the Law Departments Columns    Featured Articles: Vulnerable Children All children are vulnerable; we know that. But some children face greater challenges than others, and the law can help these especially vulnerable little ones. Age of Criminal Responsibility: An illusive dilemma John Winterdyk Different […]