Apply for Legal Aid Alberta Services
Please be advised that as a result of the spread of COVID-19, The Alberta Courts have taken steps to limit unnecessary attendance at Courthouses across the Province by reducing or modifying Court operations.
As such, until further notice, Legal Aid Alberta will only be accepting applications for in custody criminal matters, urgent out of custody criminal matters and urgent family or child-protection matters.
If you are not in custody and have a criminal matter that you need assistance with, you will need to wait until after May 22, 2020, to apply for Legal Aid Alberta coverage. After May 22, 2020, or such further court date as may be advised on the Alberta Courts website (https://albertacourts.ca/), you will need to attend court and speak to a Duty Counsel to obtain a referral prior to applying for Legal Aid.
What to know before you apply
Apply by Phone
We encourage Albertans to apply for our services by phone where you will get the fastest service and can have all your questions answered.
Call us toll free at 1.866.845.3425
Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
**Courthouse Office Closures**
In response to the international outbreak of COVID-19, all LAA intake services at the Edmonton and Calgary courthouses will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020. Until further notice, all applications for LAA services must be completed by phone.