Legal education and reform

Access to justice.

About the Legal Education & Reform Project

The Legal Education and Reform Project has been the backbone of Student Legal Services since its beginnings in 1969. Its mandate is to provide legal information to the general public in a way that makes the legal system more accessible and serves the needs of the low-income community in a holistic manner. 

The project has three main areas of focus:

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Community outreaches

Outreaches throughout the City of Edmonton are a central aspect of the Legal Education & Reform Project. They allow us to meet people where they are at - at community centres, cooperatives and gathering places where they feel welcomed and safe. Click below to see our community outreach schedule!

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Legal Presentations

Legal Education is concerned with informing the public about specific areas of law, the general functions of the judicial system and how to navigate and understand our legal system.  We provide legal education through lectures, workshops and mock trials. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a presentation. 

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Legal Reform

Legal Reform focuses on researching areas of law that can be changed, adapted, or created in order to protect the rights of the underprivileged. 


Outreach Schedule

The following hours apply to SLS’s summer hours, which operate May 13 - August 23, 2019. We are closed on statutory holidays.

Monday

  • Students' Union Building:

    • 12 - 1pm

    • 8900 114 Street, Edmonton, AB

Tuesday 

  • Boyle Street Community Services

    • 10 - 11am

    • 10116 105 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

  • Hope Mission

    • 12 - 1pm

    • 9908 106 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

  • Mustard Seed

    • 5 - 6pm

    • 10635 96 Street, Edmonton, AB

Wednesday

  • Edmonton’s Food Bank - The Annex

    • 11am - 12pm

    • 11434 120 Street, Edmonton, AB

thursday

  • Bissell Centre

    • 9 - 10am

    • 10527 96 Street, Edmonton, AB

  • Jasper Place Wellness Centre

    • 10 - 11am

    • 15626 100A Avenue, Edmonton, AB

  • iHuman Youth Society

    • 4 - 5pm

    • 9635 102A Avenue, Edmonton, AB

    • Note: SLS alternates weeks between iHuman and Old Strathcona Youth Society.

  • Old Strathcona Youth Society

    • 4 - 5pm

    • 10325 83 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

    • Note: SLS alternates weeks between iHuman and Old Strathcona Youth Society.

Friday

  • Kindred House

    • 12:30 - 1:30pm

    • Contact via Boyle McCauley Health Centre; 10628 96 St, Edmonton, AB