Clients can indicate their choice of counsel within a court district, within Alberta or across Canada depending on the seriousness of their charges. This allows clients in rural areas, for example, to have access to the same breadth of experience as those in larger centres. Choice of Counsel is an important part of our strategic priority to strengthen our business structure, processes and technology and ensure services are delivered fairly to Albertans.
Three ways Choice of Counsel helps Albertans:
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.