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Author: osaseweka
Published on: 07-12-15

Do you and/or your team help Albertans with their legal concerns on a regular basis? Would you like to learn how you can best use LegalAve to help your clients? Get in touch with us! We’d be happy to demonstrate the website to you through webinars, how-to videos, or face-to-face meetings. We’ll try to accommodate your needs if you have a different option that works better for you.


If you’d like to receive a free demonstration of LegalAve, please fill out this form and one of our staff members will contact you. We’ll start... read more

Author: osaseweka
Published on: 02-12-15
We recently launched the LegalAve app so Albertans can find legal information on the go. The free app is available on Android and iOS with helpful features to improve Albertans’ legal information experience.  Here are some of the things you can do on the app:Use our Guided Pathway—a step-by-step tool that points you to relevant legal information and resources based on your responses to a series of questions.Save your Guided Pathway responses and pick up from where you left off later. Email your responses to yourself or someone else even if you’re not finished.Get answers to popular Common Questions and Myths about family law in Alberta.View resources... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 09-11-15
We have launched LegalAve, our website that will help Albertans find existing family law resources from one location. The wide range of resources on the website come from different organizations across the province and the country. LegalAve brings it all together under one virtual “roof,” making it easier for Albertans to determine what information is relevant to them and applies in Alberta.  About the home page  As you land on the home page, you will notice the three different ways you can search for information and resources on LegalAve: the search bar; the “Legal Topics” in the top menu area; and the “Start Here” button, which takes you through our question-and-response Guided Pathway.  You can also click on How... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 09-07-15
Due to a need to accommodate existing full-time team members, summer interns, and future staff members, we have moved into a new office located at: Suite 1004Highfield Place10010 106 Street N.W. Edmonton At our previous location, we were short on space with some staff members sharing offices. Now we are all able to have individual workspaces.  This increase in space allows our team to work in an organized environment conducive to accomplishing tasks independently, as well as working together when needed. New amenities, such as a board room, allows us to share ideas efficiently. Having a more spacious office also allows for essential office supplies and marketing materials to be better organized and stored properly. After a swift move at the end of June, we have all settled in at our new workplace. Read our blog post about... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 11-06-15
In May, ALIS presented the LegalAve website to members of the Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA). Librarians from both the private and public sectors attended the lunchtime event about the new website and learned how they will be able to use this resource to assist their clients seeking family law information. Features highlighted during the presentation included: an interface that allows simultaneous access to relevant information without overwhelming the user; a guided pathway where users choose responses to important questions so they are pointed to the correct information;unique add-ons such as myths specific to different family law topics; and an entire section for professionals who provide legal information services to the public.

During the question-and-answer session, many participants expressed their support for this new resource.

The... read more

Author: osaseweka
Published on: 04-06-15

We are pleased to announce that we have recently welcomed three new summer students to our team. Over the next three months, our new team members will bring valuable skills and input that will enrich the content to be posted on our public legal education and information (PLEI) website, LegalAve.ca.


Our Content and Legal Research Assistants, Landy Zhao and Linda Lim, aid the Staff Lawyer and Information Specialist with researching topics relevant to family law as well as developing and reviewing legal content created for the website.


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Author: osaseweka
Published on: 22-05-15
A chance to gather feedback and work with community organizations We recently returned from Jasper, Alberta, the last leg of our spring 2015 roadshow with stops in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Calgary. We’re building a Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) website where Albertans can find information to address their family law concerns from one place rather than going to several different websites. We value community input on this work. During the past two months we embarked on a journey throughout mostly southern Alberta to talk to librarians, social workers, various other professionals, and the general public about LegalAve and test if our design of the website so far meets their needs. Here’s a recap of our trips. Lethbridge: Southern Alberta Library Conference,... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 23-04-15
We are pleased to announce that the Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS) is now a member of the Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)—the national association for public legal education in the country.   This  opportunity will allow us to network with likeminded individuals and organizations in the Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) industry, share our experiences with and learn from fellow member organizations, and bring a different perspective and expertise to strengthen our legal information website for Albertans. Founded in 1987, the goals of PLEAC are:To support communication and cooperation between individuals and groups interested in public legal education.To encourage the development of knowledge and skills in this field.To act as a national voice and advocate on issues that concern PLEAC members. PLEAC works to introduce providers and consumers of... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 10-04-15
We are happy to announce that the Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS) is a recipient of a project grant from the Alberta Law Foundation (ALF) for a second consecutive year. The funding will allow us to consolidate our ongoing website development and complete the curation of content to help Albertans address their legal information needs.  During the past year the ALIS team has worked with more than fifty organizations and individual stakeholders who are directly or indirectly involved in the provision of legal information to Albertans to develop the website (Legalave.ca) to address family law. Legalave.ca will be available to the public in the fall of 2015 and it will contain information about Family Law. Other areas of law will be added as the website grows.  We thank the Alberta... read more
Author: osaseweka
Published on: 26-02-15
We’ve been working with our web developer and various organizations across the province to ensure our upcoming legal information website—LegalAve—meets the technical needs of Albertans and has quality family law information.  On February 4, 2015, we held a small event to demonstrate the website to organizations with whom we’ve been collaborating. We were pleased to share our progress so far with the people who have been involved by helping us review content, suggesting legal resources to link to, offering subject matter expert referral and giving general feedback. The event was an opportunity to look at a version of the final product together and have insightful conversations about how to make the website better for Albertans. LegalAve is scheduled to become available to the public in... read more