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Alberta Legal Services - About the Project

Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project

To achieve access to justice for all Canadians, legal services must be delivered as part of a coordinated and holistic response to local social conditions and needs

The Alberta Legal Services Mapping Project (ALSMP) was designed to gain a better understanding of what legal needs Albertans have, the extent to which these needs are currently being met and how access to legal services can be improved. The ALSMP created a province-wide "map" of legal services including information, education, legal advice, legal representation and/or other supports or assistance related to legal problems. Unmet service needs were engaged on two levels:

1) what can be done to enhance delivery of currently available services; and
2) what service gaps need to be filled and how this might be achieved.

Special attention is paid to the role a self-help centre or kiosk could play in achieving improved self-represented litigant services.

The research team for this project was made up of 20 senior representatives from governmental, non-profit and legal professional organizations. Funding was provided by the Alberta Law Foundation and Alberta Justice.

 

Publications

An Overview of Findings from the Eleven Judicial District, 2010

Summary of Key Points

Final Report


Report for the Peace River Judicial District, 2010

Summary of Key Points

Final Report


Report for the Grande Prairie Judicial District, 2010

Summary of Key Points

Final Report