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As Pride Season begins, Chuck Easton discusses legal rights and protections with CBC

Jun 13, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta family lawyer Chuck Easton appeared on the Wise Counsel segment of CBC radio’s Edmonton AM morning show on June 12 to discuss legal rights and protections for...

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Supporting clients at Indigenous courts with knowledge and passion

Jun 4, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers are uniquely positioned to deliver quality representation for clients at Indigenous courts

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Legal Aid Alberta wins 2024 Canadian Law Award

May 10, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta has won the Lincoln Alexander School of Law Award for Shaping the Future.

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Ask A Lawyer: Ensuring fair treatment in court for people with mental health issues

May 9, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers have a key role in Edmonton’s Mental Health Court

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More Albertans are eligible for legal aid under new guidelines

Apr 5, 2024

New financial guidelines came into effect April 1

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Ask a Lawyer: What happens to pets during divorce proceedings?

Apr 2, 2024

Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers Sheila Raffray and Chuck Easton discuss what happens to pets in a divorce proceeding on this month's segment of Ask a Lawyer

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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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