CPLEA is coming to Fort McMurray

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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 […]

New CPLEA website! Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta

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CPLEA is excited to announce the launch of our redesigned Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta website. The new website features a modern, streamlined design with enhanced searching capability and the same excellent plain language content that Alberta tenants and landlords have come to expect from CPLEA. The new website also features CPLEA’s brand […]

New Tip Sheet for Tenants: “If Your Employment Ends”

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With oil prices dropping significantly and Target closing its doors, thousands of Albertans have lost their jobs. Many thousands more are worried everyday that they could lose their job. Here at CPLEA, we can’t fix the economy, but we can help people understand the law. We have created a new tip sheet for Alberta tenants who […]

CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director

Now Hiring

CPLEA is looking for an Executive Director The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in enhancing the accessibility and quality of justice realized in Canada. This is an exciting time to be part of this work as there are major initiatives underway provincially and nationally to re-vision the way […]

Amelia Martin is CPLEA’s new public legal education lawyer

CPLEA is very pleased to welcome Amelia Martin to our team as our new public legal education lawyer. Amelia earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was called to the bar in Alberta in 2014. During law school, Amelia was selected to be a caseworker at the University of Ottawa […]

Updated Canadian Legal FAQs on Living Together in Alberta

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CPLEA has recently updated the information on Adult Interdependent Relationships at Canadian Legal FAQs. In Alberta provincial law doesn’t use the term “common law” to describe two people who are living together but are not legally married. Instead, two people who are in a committed domestic relationship in Alberta can be in an Adult Interdependent […]

LawNow 39-1 Looking at Criminal Law


Featured Articles: Looking at Criminal Law Perhaps more than any other area of the law, criminal law is constantly evolving. Recent Developments in Criminal Law New laws abound as the government focuses on crime.  Are they all necessary?   The Crime of Counseling Criminal Offences Could counseling a crime collide with the Charter right to freedom of expression? […]

New resources on Family Law in Alberta

CPLEA has created new resources on Family Law in Alberta in partnership with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre. The Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal information sessions on Family Law. You can find the schedule at www.eclc.ca/information-sessions.html   The five booklets in the series provide practical legal information on Child Custody and Parenting, Financial Support, Property Division, Representing Yourself […]

LawNow 38-6 Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

Bench Marks: Cases that Change the Legal Landscape

The July/August 2014 issue of LawNow has feature articles on Benchmark Cases in Canadian Law and a special report on Aboriginal Law.