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Alberta Law Line

Year:
2004

Description:
Legal Aid Alberta telephone-based program providing free legal information, referrals, and advice province-wide.

Status:
Permanent Implementation

Jurisdiction:
Alberta

Body Responsible:
Legal Aid Alberta

Timeline:
2004: Alberta Law Line established
Dec. 2005: Alberta Law Line officially recognized as a permanent program

Publications:
Alberta Law Line
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2012
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2011
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2010
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2009
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2008
Alberta Legal Aid Report 2006

Development:
Alberta Law Line is a telephone based program providing free legal information, referrals, and advice province-wide. The legal advice services are offered for specific categories of legal problems and only to those who qualify under the financial eligibility guidelines.

Alberta Law Line was established in 2004 and officially recognized as a permanent program in December 2005 after an independent evaluation.

Purpose:
The Alberta Law Line was launched by Legal Aid Alberta to fill gaps in legal services available to Albertans and help them overcome barriers to access such as delay, lack of awareness or understanding of the legal system, and affordability.

Revision History:
This summary was last reviewed in Apr 09, 2013