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Legal Aid Alberta responds to possible withdrawal of services by some private sector roster lawyers

Aug 5, 2022

Legal aid support will continue to be available in provincial courts on a limited basis.

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How to navigate challenging client relationships

Jul 13, 2022

Tips and tricks for managing situations that involve not-so-easy-to-work-with individuals.

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Ask a Lawyer: Ins-and-outs of a bail hearing

Jul 5, 2022

Bail hearings and self-representation have become trending topics in nationwide news coverage and social media amidst the so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests.  Dave Lloyd, Justice of the Peace bail lawyer with...

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It started with a pair of shoes

Jun 30, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta’s Jenny Le shares the story of her journey to Canada and, ultimately, the Client Services team

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Legal Aid Alberta takes home two Alberta Community Justice Awards

Jun 17, 2022

LAA's Jessica Buffalo and Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP) celebrated for leadership, innovation and dedication

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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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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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