Access to Justice for those in need
Student Legal Assistance (SLA) provides free legal information and representation to low-income residents of Calgary and the surrounding area. Operating since 1979, SLA is a non-profit, registered charitable organization that is staffed primarily by current University of Calgary law students. Under the guidance of Executive Director and a team of advising lawyers, student caseworkers are responsible for client intake and file management; all while pursuing their full-time Juris-Doctorate education. SLA’s student team of approximately 100 caseworkers also consists of an elected student executive team lead by Student Director.