Duty Counsel

Find out if you are eligible.

Duty counsel lawyers are here to provide legal assistance and advice.

Adult criminal cases

Before your court date

Are you self-represented? You may be able to get legal advice over the phone before your first court appearance. Legal Aid Alberta duty counsel lawyers can explain your situation and your options. 

On your court date

If you are at the courthouse, Duty counsel lawyers are available to help.

Youth criminal cases

Legal Aid Alberta duty counsel lawyers are available on your first court date to explain your situation and your options. 

Family cases

Duty counsel lawyers deliver capable representation in this broad area of law. Emotions can run high in family law cases: whether it involves child custody, domestic violence, divorce or separation, LAA duty counsel lawyers can set you on the path to meet your goals.

What do you need help with?

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Find out how we can help you.