In the spirit of reconciliation, Lethbridge Legal Guidance acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Apaitsitapi or Kainai (Blood Tribe), the Aapatohsipiikani or Piikani Nation, the Siksika Nation in southern Alberta, as well as the Ampskaapi’piikani or Blackfeet Tribe in northern Montana. As both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, the Blackfoot Nations have welcomed people from other Indigenous territories, including all signatory Nations of Treaty No. 7, members of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and non-Indigenous people who have come to call the City of Lethbridge home. We pay respect to the past, present and future Indigenous Peoples who steward the land while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land.
Lethbridge Legal Guidance Society will provide ongoing and expanded legal services and programs to those individuals who most need legal assistance.
That all Albertans, regardless of income, have full and equal access to justice.
In pursuit of aiding the community, Lethbridge Legal Guidance:
- Provides clinical legal services to vulnerable persons who cannot afford legal services (income requirements must be met);
- Provides public legal information on family law topics;
- Works to raise awareness of our programs and services to the public and legal community; and
- Works to bridge the access to justice gap so individuals who are living in poverty are not further discriminated against and marginalized.
Lethbridge Legal Guidance recognizes that it takes a significant commitment from various stakeholders in our community that allows us to do the work we do to support vulnerable individuals with their legal needs. These include:
- Community members
- Legal community
- Related agencies