Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project

Project Summary

In collaboration with Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA), this civil litigation project assists self-represented litigants (SRLs) with their civil claims in Provincial Court. Students on this project assist volunteer lawyers (all major Calgary firms participate in this project – so this is a great networking opportunity) in interviewing clients, providing clients with legal information, and assisting in filling out the required documentation.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 20 students
– No prerequisites required

Area of Law

– Civil Law
– Court Procedure

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Client interviewing skills

Project Type

Court-based Project

Project Timeline

Shifts are available Monday to Friday in both the afternoon and morning (with the exception of Monday morning). All shifts will be scheduled at the beginning of each semester so students have an opportunity to plan in advance

Project-specific training sessions: September
End of project shifts: March