Helping Albertans Toward Recovery
With inflation rising and income supports and temporary mortgage deferrals tapering off, the economic fallout of Covid-19 is generating secured and unsecured consumer debt defaults and foreclosures. Stakeholders across the legal community have worked together to expand free legal services and increase the number of trained lawyers available to help.
A volunteer-led project.
Online Legal information
Debt Negotiation Service
Consumers can use this new legal information website Help With Debt Alberta hosted by Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta to self-educate, avoid scams, and find reliable services.
Summary Advice Clinics
Consumers can get summary advice from volunteer lawyers at the Edmonton Community Legal Centre.
For those who need legal advice about the processes that apply to them and help dealing with creditors, including mortgage lenders, Edmonton Community Legal Centre's Consumer Debt Negotiation Project.
Help for Court Hearings
Pro Bono Law Alberta offers court-centred services for assistance with small claims and Court of Queen's Bench Matters.
Albertans struggling with debt need legal advice and information today.
Alberta's legal community saw that need and responded.