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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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Students-at-law: four tips for making the most of your experience as a roster articling student

Jun 10, 2022

Advice from Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyers on how to build your way to a successful career.

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Ask a Lawyer: What is the Gladue report?

Jun 9, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta's Jessica Buffalo appeared on Global News Morning Edmonton to explain the process that goes behind the Gladue report and its impact on the Canadian justice system.

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Being a lawyer takes practice!

Jun 3, 2022

Vanessa Cork joins Alberta Law Society’s Practice Review Committee

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Lawyer panels bring high quality legal expertise to Alberta’s most disadvantaged

May 20, 2022

To better connect marginalized Albertans with the expertise they need, Legal Aid Alberta has established lawyer panels in the areas of child representation, youth criminal law and complainant counsel.

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Ask a Lawyer: Navigating the court system for the first time

May 9, 2022

Senior Advisory Counsel Danny Lynn appears on Global News Morning to talk about a day in the life of a duty counsel lawyer and training opportunities for private practice lawyers on the LAA roster.

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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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