Legal System Links

Access to Justice Network
- an online collection of links to legal information and education

Alberta Courts

- includes Appeal, Queen's Bench and Provincial Courts, as well as related database and court services, including small claims and mediation.

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
- includes programs and services, events, publications, and a section on Justice and You.

Legal Aid Alberta

- helps Albertans in need access and navigate the justice system in-person and over the phone

Federal Department of Justice
- includes news and events, public consultations, programs and services and information about the Canadian justice system.

Correctional Service Canada

- The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the court. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.

Parole Board of Canada

- The Board is an independent administrative tribunal that has exclusive authority under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to grant, deny, cancel, terminate or revoke day parole and full parole. The Board is also responsible for making decisions to order, refuse to order and revoke record suspensions under the Criminal Records Act and the Criminal Code of Canada . A record suspension is a formal attempt to remove the stigma of a criminal record for people who, having been convicted of an offence, have satisfied the sentence and remained crime free. The Board also makes recommendations for the exercise of clemency through the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

Office of the Correctional Investigator
- The primary function of the Office is to investigate and bring resolution to individual offender complaints. The Office as well, has a responsibility to review and make recommendations on the Correctional Service's policies and procedures associated with the areas of individual complaints to ensure that systemic areas of concern are identified and appropriately addressed.

The Law Society of Alberta
- contains frequently asked questions and includes a list of questions to ask when hiring a lawyer

Canadian Legal FAQs

Published by CPLEA, the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, it is a comprehensive website with detailed information to answer questions relevant to federal or Albertan laws.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton

- Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals in Edmonton and area understand their legal issues and solve their legal problems.

Willownet: Abuse and the Law in Alberta
- provides plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters.

Women and the Law in Alberta

- many Albertan women will benefit from this resource, including those who are new to the English language, have no background in the law, those who cannot afford legal advice and those in remote communities who may not have other easy means of access. Although this website is not meant to replace expert legal advise it will be a starting place and a guide for women who don’t know where to look for help