As part of our strategic commitment to operate as a unified, innovative, and sustainable organization, Legal Aid Alberta introduced a roster lawyer agreement in May 2021. The agreement is a contract that helps eliminate any uncertainties about roster lawyer’s legal relationships with LAA.
Many other legal aid plans in Canada already require their roster lawyers to enter into similar written agreements. And because LAA is a publicly funded organization that is accountable to its funders, this kind of agreement is one way to reduce business risk and protect our collective future in Alberta.
Three ways the roster agreement 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.