Educational Opportunities

Is there a legal topic that you want to learn more about? Take a workshop, course, or seminar from one of the following organizations that deliver legal education to members of the public or check your local library, which may have programming on legal issues.

CPLEA Suggested Resources

Not sure where to begin finding answers to your questions. Get started with our suggested resources. See additional resources below for more information.

Calgary Legal Guidance provides free legal advice for individuals with low income. If you need legal information and advice on: Family issues; Criminal issues; Civil issues; Restraining Orders; Emergency Protection Orders etc; Social Benefit issues; and; an evening course on Do Your Own Divorce.

Calgary Legal Guidance runs many workshops and presentations in the community on a variety of legal topics such as:

  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Landlord & Tenant

If you are an organization or agency that would like a presentation on a legal topic please contact Kim Feodoroff at  403.716.6476.

Related legal topic(s): Legal services, Public legal education organizations

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offers free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low income in the Edmonton area. The Centre helps individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and Tenant; Employment/ Wrongful Dismissal; Small Claims; Income Support Advocacy; Human Rights; Debt; Immigration. The Centre is also part of the PBLA Civil Claims Duty Counsel project out of the Provincial Court. Members of the public can receive 30 minutes of summary legal advice on a first come first serve basis. NOTE: The Centre is not able to provide assistance in the areas of criminal law.

Edmonton Community Legal Centre offers free legal education sessions at Edmonton Public Library branches and community agencies on a variety of legal topics such as:

  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Introduction to the Canadian Justice System

For more information, call us at 780-702-1725 or click here to view our calendar of events.

Related legal topic(s): Legal services

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Human Rights Commission offers free, online resources available for anyone wanting to learn more about human rights and responsibilities. They also offer workshops and via the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) online courses are available for anyone wanting to learn more about human rights and responsibilities. 

Related legal topic(s): Human rights

BearPaw Legal Education & Resource Centre (BLERC) provides free workshops on request. A workshop facilitator will travel to your community. Topics include: Going to Court, Kids and the Law, Aboriginal Fishing and Hunting Rights, the ABCs of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and more.

Related legal topic(s): Aboriginal law, Administration of justice, Legal process

Every Living Thing is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who aim to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment – every living thing! The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. The SPCA hopes to nurture a humane attitude toward animals through a humane education program.

Related legal topic(s): Animal Welfare, Classroom materials, Environmental protection and conservation

The Public Legal Education program at Medicine Hat College provides general education and information about the law and the legal system for people without legal training. During these sessions you will gain knowledge about laws of Alberta and how they apply to you. Professionals from related fields instruct these courses and answer your questions. Seminars are free of charge, thanks to the professionals who volunteer their time as well as grant funding from the Alberta Law Foundation. The Brooks Campus also offers public legal education workshops from time to time.

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The Portage College Public Legal Education Program is a public service initiative offered in partnership with the Alberta Law Foundation. The program offers learning opportunities to individuals, families, and communities throughout North Eastern Alberta through the provision of information, resources, and education on a variety of legal topics. All requests for information are confidential. The program also offers legal education presentations and seminars throughout North Eastern Alberta in communities, agencies, and schools. For program updates and workshops see:

Related legal topic(s): Public legal education organizations

The Student Legal Services Legal Education Project (Edmonton, AB) manifests itself in three main ways: lectures, mock trials, and summer law camps. Presentations to school classes can be scheduled to fit class time, upon discussion between the teacher and the Student Legal Services co-ordinator. For more information on the opportunities offered by the Project check out thier website

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials