New Immigration Legal Advice Clinic

Do you have questions related to immigration law? Do you need to consult with a lawyer or an Immigrant Legal Information Specialist?

This year, in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society, the Women’s Centre is very excited to introduce a new legal advice clinic for immigration-related issues. Starting in April, women will be able to have 45-minute, one-on-one appointments with an Immigrant Legal Information Specialist or an immigration lawyer for advice.

For more than 40 years, volunteer female lawyers have provided free legal advice to women on a one-to-one basis at the Women’s Centre. Any woman seeking legal guidance on family or civil law matters is able to call in and make an appointment at the Centre.

In 2015, 237 women attended the Legal Advice Clinic and met with a female volunteer lawyer for a one-on-one appointment. That is a 37% increase from 2014 attendance, and 19% increase from 2013.

We continue to see an increase in demand for the legal advice clinic every day. Recently, we have heard more requests for legal advice on immigration issues. To help launch the new one-on-one clinics, we are also teaming up with Elizabeth Fry Society to host a series of workshops open to all women.

May 2: How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship – Process and Criteria
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Drop in from 4-6pm for general legal information regarding family law, court proccesses or other areas of interest.

May 9: Family Sponsorship – Spouse, common law and conjugal partners
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

For more information and to register, call us at 403-264-1155 or email linda@womenscentrecalgary.org

We would like to thank all of our volunteer lawyers, legal community partners and especially our legal clinic funder, the Alberta Law Foundation, for making it possible for the Women’s Centre to host these free clinics.

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