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Ask A Lawyer: When your freedom is on the line, LAA is here to help

Aug 3, 2021

Many Albertans find themselves at a disadvantage if they’re arrested and being held in custody by police.  They can be too frightened, confused, or overwhelmed to exercise their rights or...

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Mental Health Court provides support for LAA client to “do the hard work”

Jul 30, 2021

Teh Yellowbird was at one of the lowest points of his life. Unable to get his hands on the drugs he was addicted to, and suffering from withdrawal, he took...

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LAA releases Annual Report 2020-21

Jul 27, 2021

Facing unimagined challenges, we demonstrated our continuing resolve to serve Albertans.

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On the front lines with the Emergency Protection Order Program

Jul 27, 2021

Applying for an EPO can be overwhelming, emotionally charged, and confusing. Legal Aid Alberta reduces barriers and makes the process easier.

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On the front lines with adult criminal duty counsel

Jul 27, 2021

“It’s fantastically rewarding work. You’re dealing with people, often at their first court appearance, who are frightened and uncertain and don’t fully understand the situation."

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Improving access to justice with Early Appearance Assistance, prioritization of calls

Jul 14, 2021

Starting July 15, Legal Aid Alberta is making changes that position us at the forefront of legal aid plan innovations while improving access to justice, our services, and the ways LAA supports the efficient administration of...

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In The News

The Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates the Appointment of Grace Auger to the Alberta Provincial Court
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) in congratulating Judge Grace Auger on her recent appointment to the Alberta Provincial Court.
Nationtalk.ca -- Canada's premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service | July 16, 2021

Indigenous courts and restorative justice
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo talks about why Indigenous Courts are needed and what restorative justice is, in advance of LAA's free public webinar on the topic.
Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen | June 21, 2021

Ask A Lawyer: How Alberta’s Indigenous Court aims to help increase trust, embrace culture
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo explains the need for and impact of Indigenous Courts
Global Morning News Edmonton | June 1, 2021

Legal Aid continues to provide services
Locked down or not, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to serve on the front lines of the justice system throughout the pandemic.
Nanton News | May 21, 2021

Legal Aid continuing to provide services
While the court system has been impacted by COVID-19 with many cases being delayed, and those accused of crimes being released rather than remanded, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to provide frontline legal services.
Hanna Herald | May 21, 2021

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