Legal Resources & Useful Links
Court and Justice Services
Court and Justice Services (CJS) is a group of programs and services offered by the Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General in collaboration with the courts of Alberta. CJS provides administrative support to all the Courts within the Province.
8:15 am to 4:30 pm
Open Monday - Friday
Closed on Statutory Holidays
CJS staff work to:
- help find solutions for legal issues
- offer programs at no cost or a nominal charge
- provide services across Alberta
- provide administrative support to all the courts within the province
- assistance with court forms and filing
Representing yourself in Court – CJC Guides for Self-Represented Litigants
The Canadian Judicial Council has prepared a number of handbooks for self-represented litigants – people who appear in Court without being represented by a lawyer. These handbooks can provide advice on how to prepare for a hearing, explanations of Courtroom process and procedure, and links to relevant resources, such as organizations that can offer affordable legal assistance.
Note: these guides are not a substitute for the legal advice that only a lawyer can provide; they offer general information only.
You can view the handbooks through the CJC website, which can be accessed through the following link:
CJC Guides for Self-Represented Litigants
Family Court Assistance
Contact family court counsellors to get help with preparing for court, accessing the court system and resolving your parenting dispute.
Please visit Family Court Assistance for further information and to find your nearest family court counselor location.
Transcript Management Services
To find out how to order a transcript of a court proceeding, submit your order and payment and find contact information for Transcript Management Services, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/order-courtroom-transcript.aspx
Dispute Resolution Officer Program
This program is for parties in Calgary who want to resolve a child support dispute before going to court. Further information on this program can be found here.
Assistance with Preparing Court Forms
Court forms information coordinators are available to assist with locating court forms and providing information on when to use them and how to fill them out.
Further information on this service and locations can be found on the Resolution and Court Administration Services website.
Legal Aid Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta can provide you with quality, effective legal advice and representation that enables you to resolve your legal issues – if you meet their eligibility guidelines.
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri - Open from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Wed - Open from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Alberta Law Libraries
Access legal information resources and reference, research and referral services.
Visit Alberta Law Libraries online
Law Library locations
Use this service to:
- locate self-help legal materials, books articles, case law, legislation and forms
- get referrals to other organizations
- learn about the Canadian justice system
- do legal research