Central Alberta Law Office (CALO)
Providing primarily family law and some youth criminal legal services within the judicial district of Red Deer, the office serves a broad area in central Alberta. This service area includes Red Deer, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Innisfail, Olds, Ponoka, Rocky Mountain House, Rimbey, and Stettler, and the First Nations of Sunchild and O’Chiese.
CALO lawyers completed 225 certificates, which represents 633 files in 2012-13, and there were 255 open certificates at the end of the year. In addition, CALO assisted 760 individuals through Duty Counsel in Red Deer, Stettler, and Rocky Mountain House.
More than 591 individuals in need of legal advice on a variety of matters attended the Red Deer walk-in clinics. These clinics are unique within LAA and continue to be well received and attended by people travelling significant distances. Court clerks and supporting agencies appreciate these clinics and often refer individuals because they know LAA will provide quality information and people will be listened to, supported, and well advised.