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Family violence still rising: Legal Aid Alberta faces increase in requests for emergency protection orders

Jun 14, 2022

Applications for emergency protection orders have risen by 17 per cent in the last four years.

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Legal Aid Alberta, Government of Alberta announce long-awaited tariff review and modernization

May 5, 2022

New tariff will provide the simplicity needed for a more timely, stronger legal aid system for all Albertans.

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Access to justice milestone: Legal Aid Alberta surpasses 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans held in custody

May 2, 2022

Justice of the Peace Bail Program ensures Albertans have proper legal representation at no cost during one of the most difficult points in their lives.

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Family Day is no holiday for many Alberta families and children embroiled in long-drawn-out legal disputes

Feb 18, 2022

An insider look at some of the challenges Alberta families are facing right now from a family lawyer on the frontlines of the justice system.

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It’s harder than going to jail: How new drug treatment courts are breaking the chain of crime and addiction

Nov 26, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta has helped open new Drug Treatment Courts in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Grande Prairie this year, bringing a new collaborative approach to courts in smaller...

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October 27 is Duty Counsel Day: Time for Albertans to know and celebrate their legal rights

Oct 26, 2021

Anyone can end up in court. When the stakes are high, frontline duty counsel lawyers are there for you. 

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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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