Established in 1947, the Lethbridge John Howard Society focuses on programs primarily in the fields of justice, corrections and social issues. Their mandate is to respond to the problems of crime, to work with people in conflict with the law, to advocate for change in the criminal justice process when needed and to engage in public legal education. Services are provided to assist clients with a variety of needs. These include information on legal issues, assistance with pardon applications, and referrals to other community agencies and services
The following organizations provide free or low-cost legal assistance as described.
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Lethbridge Legal Guidance is a nonprofit organization that offers free legal guidance to low income individuals who have a legal problem and do not qualify for Legal Aid.
Volunteer lawyers provide legal information and advice on a variety of legal issues which include but is not limited to:
- Family issues such as separation/divorce, adult interdependent relationship, custody and access, and child support
- Civil issues such as debt, small claims, landlord/tenant, traffic/bylaw
- Employment law and how it can pertain to social benefit issues such as Alberta Works, AISH and Canada Pension Plan benefits
- Criminal law issues and Personal Injury*
- Immigration issues such as sponsorship, work permits, Canadian citizenship and permanent residency.
The Community Legal Clinic – Medicine Hat provides free legal information and advice to low to moderate income people who have a legal issue but do not qualify for Legal Aid.
You can call them for help with any of the following legal issues:
- Family law, including separation and divorce, child custody, child support, and more
- Employment issues
- Debt and foreclosure
- Immigration issues
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Civil matters
*Please note, they do not provide representation in court. Please refer to our many Programs and Services or contact our office at 403-712-1021 for more information.