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Sharing the knowledge: LAA hosts day-long child welfare law seminar

May 28, 2021

“Ensuring that clients involved in the child welfare system receive high quality representation is very important to Legal Aid Alberta.”

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‘Locked down’ or not, Albertans still need legal help and access to justice: Legal Aid Alberta President and CEO

May 19, 2021

As Alberta works through the third wave, it’s time to remember those serving on the frontlines of the justice system.

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LAA’s frontline lawyers have a huge impact on the lives of domestic violence victims

May 12, 2021

Legal Aid is helping protect people from physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual abuse

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Mental health and the law: How a therapeutic approach is making a difference

May 5, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Amna Qureshi appears on the May 4, 2021 episode of the “Ask a Lawyer” segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Mental Health and...

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Is chasing paper a thing of the past?

Apr 23, 2021

Just think of all the paper we haven’t used in the past year!

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Busted: Five Myths about Legal Aid Alberta

Apr 16, 2021

For one reason or another, the legal profession lends itself to books, plays, and big- and small-screen dramas. Everyone has their favourites. (We’re partial to Suits, the CBC’s Diggstown, and on...

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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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