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Ask A Lawyer: The Vital Role of Duty Counsel

Jul 8, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Andrew Holko appears on the July 6, 2021 episode of the Ask A Lawyer segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Celebrating duty counsel...

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Fleeing LGBTQ2S+ persecution, refugee claimant starts a new life with help from Legal Aid Alberta

Jun 30, 2021

Western countries have made a great deal of progress providing equal rights to people identifying as LGBTQ2S+ but in many parts of the world the reverse is true. Diane fled...

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Over 300 attend Legal Aid Alberta webinar on Indigenous Courts and restorative justice

Jun 28, 2021

Over 300 people gathered online to learn about Indigenous people and the law, in a virtual event hosted by Legal Aid Alberta lawyers and staff whose work focuses on Indigenous...

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Legal Aid Alberta offers free public webinar to bust myths about Indigenous people and the law

Jun 21, 2021

There is a common misconception that Indigenous people “get off easy,” and Legal Aid Alberta lawyers want to set the record straight. “Considering the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in our...

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Legal Aid Alberta lawyer takes the lead on LGBTQ2S+ group

Jun 10, 2021

Chuck Easton aims to grow membership and support for the Alberta Canadian Bar Association's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community section.

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LAA earns two nominations in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential

Jun 3, 2021

The annual survey asks readers to nominate and then cast their votes for the profession's best and brightest. Voting is open until June 25.

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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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