Criminal Trial Group

Bringing our team’s specialized knowledge to the next level and making it available to Albertans who need it most.

A new Criminal Trial Group is combining the knowledge and experience of youth and adult criminal trial lawyers to improve access to justice for vulnerable Albertans.

These lawyers are protecting our most complex clients — many of whom are struggling with mental health issues, housing and addictions that complicate their lives and make it difficult for them to deal with their legal matters. In many cases, these clients have changed lawyers multiple times.

The CTG team takes a holistic approach to supporting these complex clients. At the end of its first year, the CTG had active cases for about 265 adults and 300 youth. These cases included trials and appeals, providing full service to clients.


Quick facts

  • Implemented in 2020
  • 10 criminal defence lawyers

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At Legal Aid Alberta, we help some of Alberta’s most disadvantaged citizens. This is an impactful responsibility. By keeping our focus on staying accountable to Albertans, we’re innovating and re-imagining processes to deliver access to justice, making the best use of our expertise and resources, so that we can make the biggest possible impact in our province.

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