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Hundreds attend Legal Aid Alberta webinar on family violence

Dec 2, 2022

Emergency Protection Orders: Who they're for, how they work and how to get one to stay safe.

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Remembering those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy 

Nov 10, 2022

On November 11, we remember the sacrifices made by those who fought tirelessly for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. If it weren’t for them, we would not be...

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Ask A Lawyer: How Legal Aid Alberta helps people facing family violence stay safe

Nov 1, 2022

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. It’s important to raise awareness of this issue and the legal tools and laws Legal Aid Alberta can use to help people stay safe...

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It’s Family Violence Prevention Month: register for a free webinar on how LAA keeps people safe

Nov 1, 2022

November is Family Violence Prevention month. It’s important to raise awareness of this issue and the legal tools and laws Legal Aid Alberta can use to help people stay safe...

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Duty Counsel Day brings access to justice education to Alberta classrooms

Oct 27, 2022

Oct. 27 recognizes duty counsel as the unsung heroes of the justice system.

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Mayors proclaim Duty Counsel Day in Edmonton and Calgary, city landmarks to be lit up

Oct 26, 2022

The mayors of Alberta’s two largest cities have signed official proclamations declaring October 27 as Duty Counsel Day in Edmonton and Calgary. An initiative of Legal Aid Alberta and its...

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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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