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Four new appointees bring decades of experience and fresh perspectives to LAA Board

Oct 19, 2022

The Law Society of Alberta appoints four new members to Legal Aid Alberta Board of Directors.

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Ask a Lawyer: Elder abuse

Oct 14, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta family lawyers increasingly concerned by cases of elder abuse. Legal protections are available for Alberta seniors.

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Interim increase to LAA Financial Eligibility Guidelines and tariff rate paid to roster lawyers

Oct 6, 2022

The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General has authorized interim increases to the LAA Financial Eligibility Guidelines (FEG) and hourly rate paid to tariff lawyers.

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Legal Aid Alberta lawyers are “part of the solution” at new Edmonton Indigenous Court

Sep 29, 2022

Indigenous courts aim to address over-representation of Indigenous people in criminal justice system

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Mentorship, hands-on experience for Indigenous law students

Sep 28, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta’s Indigenous Summer Students Program “a great way to give back,” says University of Calgary law student Tayla Basawa

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A message to roster lawyers from the LAA Board of Directors, CEO and Executive Team

Sep 23, 2022

Roster lawyers are integral to LAA. They are our closest partners and though we do not control the rate of pay, we remain committed to keeping the dialogue open and advocating for a solution.

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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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