Students assist Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) Duty Counsel at the Court of Queen’s Bench with self-represented family law litigants. Students assist by conducting client intakes, performing triage, and explaining basic court procedure in a concise and effective manner. Following intake, students are able to accompany Duty Counsel to court and observe the lawyer while matters are being heard in morning chambers.
Number of students
– 8 upper year students
– 2 first year students
– No prerequisites required
Area of Law
– Family Law
– Court Procedure
– Delivery of legal information
– Client interviewing skills
This project requires students’ sign up for one 3-5 hour shift twice per month at the Calgary Court Centre.
Shifts are available Monday to Friday starting at 8:15am and completing at the end of morning chambers (average end time is between 12:30pm and 2pm).
Project-specific training sessions: September
End of project shifts: March