Duty Counsel Day: Messages of support

Pictured above: Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner. "There is a lot to be proud of. Thank you for your service."

Communications and Public Relations
October 20, 2022

October 27 is Duty Counsel Day across Canada.

Duty counsel are legal aid lawyers who give free, on-the-spot legal advice in family, criminal and immigration cases for people living in Canada.

In Alberta, duty counsel lawyers are providing legal assistance and advice in some 75 communities.

  • On-call 24/7 from police stations
  • Representation at bail hearings
  • Adult and youth criminal cases
  • Family breakdown and family violence

Show your support. Tell your colleagues, peers, friends and family about Duty Counsel Day, and their right to access free legal support and services.

Share your message of support

Video messages

Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada

Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Canada’s 26th Governor General

Honourable Patti LaBoucane-Benson, Senator, Alberta

Duty Counsel Day message from TV lawyer Nicole Muñoz of CBC Diggstown

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