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Legal Aid Alberta announces extension of new initiative to help Albertans prepare for court remotely

Sep 28, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta is urging Albertans to call the Advance Appearance Duty Counsel program up to 14 days ahead of their first court appearance.

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Albertans can remotely prepare for court thanks to new Legal Aid Alberta initiative

Jul 30, 2020

LAA duty counsel team steps in this summer to help provide critical services to rural and urban communities during COVID-19 .

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LAA staff lawyer honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

Mar 31, 2020

On March 4, 2020, Legal Aid Alberta Queen’s Bench Duty Counsel lawyer Christine Le Quéré was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel for the province of Alberta.

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In The News

Legal Aid finds new efficiencies in downtown space
The Calgary office of Legal Aid Alberta has made the move from two floors at Dominion Centre on 8th Street, S.W., where it has been located since 2001, to a more convenient space in the Fifth and Fifth tower, a whole floor that allows all departments to be on one level.
Calgary Herald | October 22, 2020

Court inconsistent on domestic violence cases during pandemic
Legal Aid staff lawyer Christina Riddoch has seen first-hand the impact of the pandemic on families and safety. She talks to CBC News about a noticeable increase in Emergency Protection Orders.
CBC Edmonton | October 14, 2020

Mental health court showing success two years after its inception
Amna Qureshi, lead of the Legal Aid Alberta mental health court team, said the court has completed more than 8,000 cases in the past two years.
Edmonton Journal | October 8, 2020

Legal Aid extends AADC to the end of November
Pilot project to manage court backlogs deemed a success.
Athabasca Advocate | October 3, 2020

For Canada to truly recover economically, we need new thinking around access to justice
Legal Aid Alberta President and CEO John Panusa says the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments to make tough policy decisions quickly, with multiheaded, Hydra-like consequences for citizens.
Globe and Mail | August 19, 2020

Legal Aid aims to clear court backlog with advanced appearances by phone
Legal Aid Alberta is offering to help Albertans prepare for court remotely, cutting the number of visits people have to make to the courthouse amid COVID-19.
Edmonton Journal | July 31, 2020

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