About the Civil Law Project

The Civil Law Project assists people who are are involved in the following issues:

  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Small Claims
  • Contracts
  • Bailment/Personal Property
  • Debt/Collection Agencies
  • Employment/Wrongful Dismissal
  • Sale of Goods/Consumer Law
  • Social Services
  • WCB Hearings and Appeals
  • CPP Appeals
  • EI Hearings
  • Student Appeals


A volunteer from the Civil Law Project may be able to assist you in court if you meet our eligibility criteria.


This website has basic legal information on a number of civil law-related topics. Please see the links to the left for a list of topics. We also provide civil law information over the phone.


The Civil Law Project has been a part of Student Legal Services since 1969, and has helped thousands of people in the Edmonton area. The project currently operates from Emily Murphy House on the University of Alberta campus.


Law student caseworkers act as agents for individuals in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and various administrative tribunals .


Our volunteers also provide free legal information over the phone at various times during the week. Please call to determine when the Civil Law Project is able to help you with your legal issue.


All of our caseworkers act under the supervision of our advising lawyers.


Over 75 law students volunteer with the Civil Law Project every year, and we open approximately 300 files annually.