Change of Counsel

Addressing breakdowns in the lawyer-client relationship by quickly appointing lawyers to minimize delays.

Since 2020, Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) has enabled clients to choose their lawyer or change their lawyer, they have the choice except in priority matters for the LAA Staff offices including child welfare and child representation in high conflict matters. When the lawyer-client relationship breaks down, clients can contact the LAA Contact Centre to request a different lawyer represent them. 

If the client wishes to request a change in counsel, they can contact LAA’s Contact Centre and provide who their new preferred counsel are or request a lawyer from the Roster.

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