Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals in Edmonton and area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems. SLS focuses on four projects: Civil & Family Law (landlord/tenant matters, contracts, WCB/AISH/CPP/EI hearings, family law matters, uncontested divorces, and more); Criminal Law (SLS provides basic criminal law information and represents individuals charged with relatively minor criminal and quasi-criminal offences); Legal Education and Reform (community lectures and outreach programs, and research on poverty-related law reform issues); and Pro Bono Students of Canada (legal research for non-profit organizations).
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Refers to either:
- any type of law except criminal (such as family law, personal injury actions, employment law, and wills & estates); or
- the legal system of Quebec based on the Civil Code and ultimately French law.
For this collection, the topic 'Civil law' is used for resources related to the Quebec Civil Code and for resources about civil law in general.
To find information on specific civil law topics, choose the specific legal topic, for example Landlord and tenant; Wills and estates; Contracts (see full list of legal topics here).
To find information about taking court-based action related to a civil law (e.g. suing someone), see Civil actions.
The Court of Queen's Bench is the Superior Trial Court for the Province, hearing trials in civil and criminal matters and appeals from decisions of the Provincial Court. The Chief Justice and other Justices of the Court of Queen's Bench are also judges of Surrogate Matters, which has jurisdiction over probate and administration of estate matters. Civil law guides compensation when people have suffered injury and financial loss caused by negligence or any wrongful act, or under contract, business, property and other law. The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta hears civil proceedings, including commercial matters, personal injury, bankruptcy and insolvency cases, and litigation involving wills and estates and dependent adults. The Court also hears appeals from the Provincial Court of Alberta in respect of civil cases under $50,000.This website provides access to the forms, templates and related publications needed for the Court of Queen's Bench.
ASSIST Community Services Centre aims to provide diversified services to Canadian immigrants and their offspring, helping them integrate into mainstream society and actively contribute. ASSIST Community Service Centre is pleased to announce that they have invited The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) to provide free legal information services to low-income individuals and/or families in the areas of civil claims (small claims). Additional services offered include: Counselling and referrals, Settlement counselling, Information sessions, Support groups, Mental health intake and referrals, Employment related services and more. To see a full list of services please visit their website. Services languages are: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Booklet developed by Alberta Provincial Court with information on civil law and suing process. It includes information on alternatives and selecting a jurisdiction before suing, costs and time limits, forms and documents, mediation, witnesses, courtroom etiquette, court judgments, etc. It also provides a glossary of terms and examples of forms, as well as information on other resources, such as lawyer referral services, dial-a-law, and civil offices. (PDF - 29 pages)
This online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada is provided by the Department of Justice Canada. The consolidations are generally updated on a weekly basis.