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By using LegalAve, you agree that you have read the terms of use and the disclaimers below and you agree to be bound by the current version of the terms of use provided below, and any changes made to them from time to time.


While ALIS strives to make sure that the information on LegalAve is accurate and up-to-date, laws frequently change, so some information may be outdated. In addition, information on this website may be changed or updated at any time without notice to users.

Copyright and use of materials

All materials included on LegalAve are protected by copyright laws, trademark laws, and other laws, and are the property of ALIS, unless otherwise noted. The external materials and websites to which we link are copyrighted as per what is indicated on those resources.

Personal use

Any materials copyrighted to ALIS can be downloaded and printed for personal, non-commercial, or educational use, with credit to ALIS. Nothing copyrighted to ALIS may be sold or otherwise transmitted in any form or by any means for commercial or advertising purposes, except with the prior written permission of ALIS.

Legal information, not legal advice

The information on LegalAve is provided as general information only; it is not legal advice.

Legal information helps people understand the law and the legal system. It is general information about the law, legal terms, and legal resolution processes (including the courts). Legal information is available to the public, both on websites and in print.

Legal advice, on the other hand, tells people how the law applies to their specific situations, or what they should do about their legal problem (including what exactly to write on court forms and what to say in court). In Alberta, only lawyers (or law students supervised by lawyers) can give legal advice.

The information and resources listed on our website will give you general information about the law itself, not your specific situation. If you need legal help or advice, you should consult a lawyer.

No warranty

Information on LegalAve is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to: the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or title. LegalAve and ALIS make no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, suitability, validity, timeliness, availability, or completeness of any information on LegalAve or any other website that can be accessed through this website (third-party websites).

No endorsement

The inclusion of links to third-party websites is for your convenience and does not necessarily mean that LegalAve or ALIS recommends, endorses, or agrees with the views expressed on those websites.

No liability

Your use of the information on LegalAve is your responsibility and is at your own risk. LegalAve and ALIS are not liable for any damages arising out of, or connected with, your use of LegalAve.

LegalAve and ALIS assume no liability for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation indirect, special, consequential, punitive, or incidental damages of any kind, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with:

  • your use of the LegalAve website,
  • your inability to use this website,
  • your use, reliance upon, or performance of any material contained in or accessed from this website,

even if LegalAve and ALIS are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

LegalAve provides links to third-party websites. LegalAve and ALIS are not responsible for and do not control the content and availability of those websites, or the use you make of them. LegalAve and ALIS are not liable for any damages arising out of, or connected with, your use of any third-party website.


By using the LegalAve website, you agree that these terms of use are governed by laws of the Province of Alberta and that any litigation coming from, or related to, the use of LegalAve will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Alberta.