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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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Legal Aid Alberta offers free public webinar to bust myths about Indigenous people and the law

Jun 21, 2021

There is a common misconception that Indigenous people “get off easy,” and Legal Aid Alberta lawyers want to set the record straight. “Considering the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in our...

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Sweeping changes to divorce law in Canada and what it means for Canadian parents and children

Mar 1, 2021

Amendments to the Divorce Act geared toward putting the needs of the child first.

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Teens and the Law: What to do if bad behaviour turns criminal

Feb 19, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta is improving access to justice for rural youth and teaching parents about the criminal justice system .

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Legal Aid Alberta adds new way of assisting sexual assault complainants in complex legal territory

Feb 3, 2021

New procedure will help reduce delays and provide Albertans with lawyers who can help protect their rights in sexual assault trials.

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Legal Aid Alberta hosts first ever public event in response to growing family violence during COVID-19

Nov 23, 2020

“Family violence should not be a private matter. Everyone in the community needs to be vigilant.”

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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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