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Drywaller swaps toolbelt for lawyer's briefcase

Sep 1, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta's first Indigenous Summer Student Program placement a unique milestone in law student's journey.

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Common questions about parenting conflicts during COVID-19

Aug 31, 2020

Co-parenting during a pandemic is no different than when there is no pandemic: decisions should be made in your child’s best interests.

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Co-parenting in a pandemic

Aug 31, 2020

During a crisis such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, shared responsibility for parenting may seem overwhelming when you don’t have the information you need to make decisions. We’re here to help.

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Op-ed by President and CEO John Panusa in the Globe and Mail

Aug 20, 2020

John Panusa is the president and CEO of Legal Aid Alberta and the Western Canadian Representative for the Association of Legal Aid Plans of Canada.

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Albertans can remotely prepare for court thanks to new Legal Aid Alberta initiative

Jul 30, 2020

LAA duty counsel team steps in this summer to help provide critical services to rural and urban communities during COVID-19 .

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Fighting the ‘fear of the legal system’ for the Indigenous community

Jun 25, 2020

One of the biggest obstacles for First Nations people is fear and lack of trust in the legal system, but there are ways to change that. Legal Aid Alberta Indigenous lawyers say now is the time for change.

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In The News

LAA’s Paul Welke discusses upcoming tariff review
Tariff and Roster Relations Lead Paul Welke talks to Global News Edmonton about the upcoming LAA tariff review. (Timestamp 13:20)
Global News Edmonton | May 12, 2022

TORONTO STAR: Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
Since the program’s inception Alberta Legal Aid has handled more than 95 per cent of the bail hearings in the province.
Toronto Star | May 12, 2022

Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
This week Alberta Legal Aid announced it had held 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans in custody since 2018, which is when the Alberta bail system saw substantial changes.
St. Albert Today | May 6, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta lawyers playing crucial bail hearing role
Legal Aid Alberta lawyers are celebrating a four-year-old initiative that has seen more than 120,000 bail hearings completed.
Red Deer Advocate | May 6, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine underscores the importance of standing for human rights and calling out abuse of power
LAA Immigration and Refugee lawyer Ruth Williams discusses paths to safety for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and other war zones around the world.
Global Morning News Edmonton | April 5, 2022

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