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Legal Aid Alberta takes steps to address gaps in Detention Review Hearings

Feb 18, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) hosted training sessions for its roster immigration lawyers on how to effectively prepare for and conduct Detention Review hearings. When a foreign national or permanent resident...

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Protecting the legal rights of new Canadians

Jan 29, 2020

In 2018-2019, 883 certificates were issued by Legal Aid Alberta for immigration matters.

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Legal Aid Alberta creates meaningful learning opportunities

Jan 15, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is committed to professional development of its staff across the organization and sharing its expertise with the broader legal community. Our organization is in a unique...

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Mental health court benefits both the accused and society

Dec 18, 2019

The Edmonton Mental Health Court, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, is designed to deal with matters where there is reason to believe a person’s conflict with the law is...

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Building a stronger relationship with Alberta lawyers

Dec 2, 2019

100 roster lawyers attend meet-and-greet sessions with LAA executives.

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Judges, lawyers, police attend workshop on emergency protection orders

Nov 27, 2019

Family Violence Prevention Month brings together more than 30 professionals for critical conversations about emergency protection.

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In The News

Lethbridge’s drug treatment court celebrates one year of success stories
LAA Staff Lawyer Brett Carlson explains that the program accepts people whose non-violent criminal acts are intertwined with addiction and who would face at least one year in jail if convicted.
Lethbridge News Now | November 26, 2021

Grande Prairie’s Drug Treatment Court now in operation
Sonya Haer, a Lawyer and Drug Treatment Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Alberta says these courts are critical for helping the crisis in the Swan City.
Everything GP | November 26, 2021

Red Deer now has a drug treatment court
Red Deer duty counsel Murray Shack has helped guide people through the justice system for 13 years and fully supports what drug courts aim to achieve.
Red Deer Advocate | November 26, 2021

It’s about time we celebrate Alberta’s invaluable duty counsel lawyers
Legal Aid Alberta President and CEO John Panusa explains how Legal Aid Alberta has continued providing services throughout the pandemic.
Calgary Herald | October 26, 2021

Grace Auger is among the eight new judges recently appointed in Alberta
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu, has appointed eight new judges to the Alberta Provincial Court of Canada. That is the largest number of judges to be appointed at once in at least the last two decades. One of the new judges is Grace Auger, a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 Territory.
Toronto Star | July 21, 2021

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