Founded in 1970 through an agreement with the Law Society of Alberta and the Attorney General, Legal Aid Alberta was established to provide criminal and civil legal support for Albertans.

We are a registered nonprofit organization, publicly funded through the provincial government and the Alberta Law Foundation to provide legal representation, advice, information, and support services to low income and in-need Albertans.

We are accountable to the public and are independent from government.


Vision

An Alberta where everyone can access justice and achieve fair and lasting resolutions to their legal issues.

Mission

We are a leader in the provision of quality, effective legal advice and representation that enables our clients to resolve their legal issues.


We regularly interact with Albertans when they are at their most vulnerable. We engage with clients to find lasting solutions to their legal challenges and help identify support opportunities, providing resolutions to help clients get back on track.

Since 1970, we have helped hundreds of thousands of Albertans find lasting resolution to
their legal issues through services including: family law issues; child welfare matters; youth and adult criminal matters; and immigration and refugee issues.

Legal Aid Alberta is incorporated under the Societies Act and is authorized to deliver legal aid services within the Province of Alberta. We are accountable for the prudent financial stewardship of any funding received each year, managing funds in the most efficient way possible. We are further accountable to the public through our
representation of our clients.