Women and the Law

This website is meant to make a traditionally complex area of knowledge easier to understand and more accessible. We believe that many Albertan women will benefit from this resource, including those who are new to the English language, have no background in the law, those who cannot afford legal advice and those in remote communities who may not have other easy means of access. Although this website is not meant to replace expert legal advise it will be a starting place and a guide for women who don't know where to look.

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta is proud to present this web version of the Women and the Law in Alberta booklet initially published by Calgary Legal Guidance. All of this would not have been possible without the vision of Kim Feodoroff and Mary Lynn Dorsey at Calgary Legal Guidance, the project co-ordination, research and editing by Stephanie Charlebois Hons.B.Sc., LL.B. (AWL, Board of Directors) and Amna Qureshi, and the review and revisions by all the volunteer lawyers from both Calgary Legal Guidance and the Association of Women Lawyers who came forward to donate their time.

After reading this website, if you have any questions about your legal rights, please consult a lawyer. To contact a lawyer in your area, call Lawyer Referral Service which is listed in the Legal and Community Resources section.

Information provided was current as of March 2015.