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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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LAA staff wear purple to raise awareness about family violence

Nov 25, 2019

In 2018-19, LAA lawyers were able to help get 1,933 emergency protection orders issued.

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In The News

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer praises success of special ‘drug courts’ to help addicted get back on track
Alberta’s Drug Treatment Courts are an effective way of changing lives by breaking the cycle of crime and addiction, says Legal Aid Alberta staff duty counsel lawyer Sonia Haer. Alberta has opened four new Drug Treatment Courts in the past year.
Canadian Lawyer | January 7, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer explains how Drug Treatment Court works
Millions of people struggle with addictions – it crosses all boundaries. Innovative Drug Treatment Courts are changing lives and helping break the cycle of addiction and crime, say LAA staff duty counsel Sonia Haer.
Global News Edmonton | January 4, 2022

Drug Treatment Court helps break the cycle of criminality
Going through Drug Treatment Court is “harder than going to jail,” says LAA staff duty counsel Brett Carlson, who represents clients at the court. “You have to fundamentally change yourself.”
Lethbridge Herald | December 31, 2021

Co-parenting during the holidays: Q & A with Legal Aid Alberta family lawyer
LAA staff family lawyer Jessica Chapman offers insights into holiday planning for families with shared custody of children.
Edmonton Journal | December 18, 2021

Shared custody needs to put children’s safety first
Co-parenting is challenging at the best of times, and during the pandemic an extra level of complexity arises. LAA family lawyer Jessica Chapman offers insights on planning for safe holiday visits.
Medicine Hat News | December 16, 2021

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