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More Albertans are eligible for legal aid under new guidelines

Apr 5, 2024

New financial guidelines came into effect April 1

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Ask a Lawyer: What happens to pets during divorce proceedings?

Apr 2, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers Sheila Raffray and Chuck Easton discuss what happens to pets in a divorce proceeding on this month's segment of Ask a Lawyer

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Inspiring access: The women of Legal Aid Alberta

Mar 7, 2024

Celebrating the inspirational women of Legal Aid Alberta

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Ask a Lawyer: More low-income Albertans will be eligible for legal aid

Mar 5, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta’s Cameron Mitchell discusses upcoming changes to the financial eligibility guidelines beginning April 1 on this month’s segment of Ask a Lawyer

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Legal Aid Alberta Financial Eligibility Guidelines will increase on April 1

Feb 14, 2024

What Albertans need to know about qualifying for legal aid.

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Reflecting on our role: Access to Justice Week in Alberta

Feb 9, 2024

For more than 50 years, LAA has been providing access to justice for Albertans in need of legal support.

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In The News

Emergency protection order applications in response to family violence continue to rise in Alberta
The number of requests for emergency protection orders (EPO) for those facing family violence have spiked 17 per cent since 2018, says Legal Aid Alberta.
Calgary Herald | June 15, 2022

Domestic abuse and family violence on the rise in Alberta, organization says
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) says the number of emergency protection orders (EPO) filed by the agency has risen 17 per cent since 2018. An EPO is a court order that can protect people facing violence by keeping away an abuser and removing them from the home.
CTV News Edmonton | June 15, 2022

Increase in requests for emergency protection orders in Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta is seeing an increase in requests for emergency protection orders in the province, as family violence continues to rise.
CityNews Edmonton | June 15, 2022

CTV NEWS VIDEO: Indigenous inmate number rising
The proportion of Indigenous inmates at federal prisons is rising across Canada, and nowhere more than in Edmonton. Carlyle Fiset reports and interviews LAA's Stephen Shirt.
CTV News Edmonton at 6 | May 27, 2022

Percentage of Indigenous inmates in Edmonton hitting new highs
LAA's Stephen Shirt, Indigenous courthouse navigator & assessment officer was interviewed by CTV Edmonton about the high and continuously increasing rates of Indigenous peoples in the Alberta prison system.
CTV News Edmonton | May 27, 2022

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