About the Civil Law Project
The Civil Law Project has been a part of Student Legal Services since 1969 and has helped thousands of people in the Edmonton area who were not able to afford a lawyer. We also have various legal information booklets available online.
☎ (780) 492-8244
Who can we help?
Whether or not we can help you will depend on your income and the nature of the legal issue. Please note that we can help all University of Alberta undergraduate students with a valid OneCard.
You must meet our guidelines before SLS can help you. You will need to provide proof of income documentation such as: last year's tax return/assessment, or last 3 months of pay stubs, bank statements, or statements showing income assistance (Alberta Works or AISH).
Nature of the Legal Issue
We can only help with certain legal matters in Provincial Court. Some common civil legal issues that we can help with include:
Landlord and tenant matters
Small claims (limit of $50,000)
Sale of Goods/consumer law
WCB hearings and appeals
what can we do?
Law student caseworkers act as agents for individuals in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and administrative tribunals. All students act under the supervision of our advising lawyers. Caseworkers for the Civil Project can:
Give you legal information
Write demand letters
Complete necessary court documents
Act as your agent at mediation and pretrial conferences
Act as your agent in Provincial Court, the Residential Dispute Resolution Service, and administrative tribunals and speak to your legal matter
We appear in Provincial Court in Edmonton, Stony Plain, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, and Morinville. If your court appearance is in another location, SLS will not be able to help you.
If your court appearance is in Calgary, Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary may be able to help you.
NOTE: SLS is closed for exams from April 8 - May 13. Our last day open will be April 5 and our first day open for the summer is May 13.
To open a file with the Civil Project, please visit come visit us in our office! No appointment is necessary, but it is a good idea to call ahead to see if we can help you.
University of Alberta Location: 11036 88 Avenue
Tuesday: 12:00-1:30pm; 3:30-5:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00-1:30pm; 3:30-6:30pm
Thursday: 12:00-1:30pm; 3:30-5:00pm
Please bring all of the information relating to your legal matter (lease, contract, etc), as well as income documentation.