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Answers to eight common questions about how legal aid works

Feb 16, 2022

Standing up for people’s rights is what we do. Here’s how, and why it matters.

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Courts and COVID-19: What Albertans need to know

Feb 3, 2022

As the pandemic threatens to push our health care system to the brink, other essential sectors are also being stretched beyond their normal limits – including the justice system. Staff...

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Extended court restrictions: Q&A for legal aid clients and Albertans

Feb 3, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to work closely with the judiciary to navigate this difficult period.

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"The whole system needs you"

Feb 2, 2022

As a lawyer, helping some of Alberta’s most disadvantaged citizens can be a profound source of job satisfaction.

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Legal Aid Alberta adopts temporary measures to support individuals in custody

Jan 28, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta has become aware that some individuals in custody have been unable to contact LAA in a timely manner due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Seven facts about Edmonton's Mental Health Court and how it's changing lives

Jan 25, 2022

Adults charged with a criminal offence who have some indication of mental health issues can request that their matters be heard in Edmonton's Mental Health Court.

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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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