Initiatives & Innovations

As part of our Governance Agreement commitment to being innovative, flexible and responsive along with our strategic goal of being a Centre of Excellence, Legal Aid Alberta is constantly improving services to enhance access to justice for Albertans.

Advance Appearance Duty Counsel

During the pandemic, we’re giving all Albertans a way to deal with many legal matters by phone — saving trips to the courthouse —and giving them a flexible window to get the process started.

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Authorization Request Process

We’re making sure clients are getting the best service at the best price.
In progress

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Choice of Counsel

Putting our clients on a level playing field by letting them choose their own lawyer.

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Change of Counsel

Addressing breakdowns in the lawyer-client relationship faster to minimize delays for clients.

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Criminal Trial Group

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

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Duty Counsel Crown Disclosure

Making sure our clients get continuity of service and are connected with the resources they need.

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Family Law Assessment

Providing clients with service that’s customized to their situation, connecting them with the right resources early and making sure they know what to expect.
In progress

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Out of Custody Triage

Responding to COVID-19 by finding new ways to address matters earlier and reduce in-person trips to the courthouse.

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Youth Criminal Law Panel

Ensuring vulnerable Albertans have access to consistent high quality legal representation no matter where they live.

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