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Student Legal Services of Edmonton
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. Each year, over 250 students from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law volunteer with SLS.
SLS is divided into four different projects:
- The Civil and Family Law Project. This project offers assistance with landlord/tenant matters, contracts, WCB/AISH/CPP/EI hearings, family law matters, uncontested divorces, and more.
- The Criminal Law Project. This project provides basic criminal law information and represents individuals charged with relatively minor criminal and quasi-criminal offences.
- The Legal Education and Reform Project. This project offers community lectures and outreach programs, and researches poverty-related law reform issues.
- Pro Bono Students Canada. The local chapter of this Canada-wide student group conducts legal research for non-profit organizations.
PLEASE NOTE: Depending on whether you require assistance with a Criminal or Civil/Family Law matter, you will need to attend the correct location and time. See the Schedule posted below to make sure that you attend the correct location.
SLS Civil and Family Law Projects (currently located at Emily Murphy House) will be moving to a new location after we close April 7, 2017 for our exam period. Our new address will be posted as soon as it is finalized.
Please see the schedule posted below for each office and project.
If you at all unsure about which project you require assistance from, please call our administration office at 780-492-2226.
***SLS will be CLOSED from February 20, 2017 to February 24, 2017 for reading week***
Criminal Law Project:
Location 1: #203, 9924-106 Street (close to the Corona LRT station)
Monday to Thursday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday only: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location 2: 11011-88 Avenue (Emily Murphy House, close to the University of Alberta)
Tuesday and Friday: 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Civil and Family Law Project
Location: 11011 88 Avenue (Emily Murphy House, close to the University of Alberta)
Monday 12:00pm-1:30pm & 2:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 12:00pm-1:30pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm
*On Nov 30 the office will also be open from 5:00-6:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm & 3:30pm- 5:00pm
We hope you find our website useful. Please keep in mind that we are university law students, not lawyers. We cannot provide legal advice, only legal information. We also cannot guarantee that this information is correct, complete, or up-to-date. Your use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions.