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In-person immigration workshop prompts insightful discussions in immigration law

Nov 22, 2023

More than 40 roster lawyers attend in-person workshops to learn and discuss the latest legal developments in immigration and refugee claims

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Legal Aid Alberta welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors

Nov 17, 2023

Community leaders join Legal Aid Alberta’s Board of Directors to strengthen our commitment to serve Albertans

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Protecting Alberta families: Providing legal protection for victims of domestic violence in all its forms

Nov 16, 2023

Domestic violence isn’t just physical – and the telltale signs are not always clear. Legal Aid Alberta lawyers are here to provide legal protection for victims of domestic violence in all its forms

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Ask a Lawyer: Family Violence Prevention

Nov 10, 2023

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers Jessica Chapman and Ruth Williams join Global News Morning Edmonton to shed light on family violence, the overlaps for those in immigration matters and the supports available.

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October 27 is Duty Counsel Day in the Classroom

Oct 25, 2023

More than 1,700 students in schools across Canada are learning about Duty Counsel Day, their legal rights, and the justice system.

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Duty Counsel: First Line of Defence

Oct 20, 2023

Regardless of your income, LAA duty counsel are on the spot in provincial docket courts in Alberta to help you make informed decisions

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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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