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Legal Clinics and Services

The following organizations provide free or low-cost legal assistance as described.


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Alberta Resources

In Edmonton and Calgary, young persons who are charged with criminal offences are referred by the Legal Aid Society of Alberta to the Youth Criminal Defence Office (YCDO). The YCDO operates under the supervision of a Senior Counsel who is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society. The YCDO also employs a number of lawyers in Calgary and Edmonton. Social workers, youth workers and administrative staff support the lawyers.

Related legal topic(s): Legal aid, Youth criminal justice

Canada/Federal

Ecojustice is a national independent charitable organization which provides legal services free-of-charge to charities and citizens on the front lines of the environmental movement, helping ensure equitable access to environmental justice nationwide. We advocate for effective laws, use the courts to make sure they are implemented and enforced, and give a voice to Canadians in decisions that affect the air, water and land we all depend on.

Related legal topic(s): Environmental protection and conservation

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