LAA is committed to providing quality legal representation to clients across the province. One measure that’s making a difference is the establishment of lawyer panels.
A lawyer panel is a group of LAA staff and roster lawyers who commit to excellence in a particular area of law. These panels ensure consistent, high-quality representation in matters requiring in-depth knowledge in certain legal practice areas. These panels are made up of staff and roster lawyers from across the province with interest, aptitude, and experience representing:
To be on a panel, lawyers must apply and demonstrate their experience while agreeing to ongoing professional development to strengthen their skills further and increase their knowledge. Panel members must also reapply when applications to join reopen every three years.
Legal Aid Alberta Advisory Counsel Katie Clarey appeared on this month's segment of Ask a Lawyer to talk about how LAA's Major Cases Panel secures quality representation for clients.
Newly established legal group ensures lawyers have “innate knowledge” of complex laws and court practices to ensure quality legal representation.
Legal Aid Alberta has established lawyer panels in child representation, youth criminal law and complainant counsel to support Albertans in need.