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LAA lawyers share what Alberta courthouses look like amid COVID-19 reopening

Jun 5, 2020

As youth courts are opening next week and adult criminal courts are set to open in the near future, LAA lawyers share what Alberta courthouses look like amid COVID-19 reopening.

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Free resources available to help Albertans during COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress and anxiety for many Albertans. Families in Alberta are facing new challenges with co-parenting and domestic violence, which becomes more urgent as isolation continues.

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LAA staff lawyer honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

Mar 31, 2020

On March 4, 2020, Legal Aid Alberta Queen’s Bench Duty Counsel lawyer Christine Le Quéré was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel for the province of Alberta.

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LAA courthouse intake services to temporarily close

Mar 13, 2020

 To help contain the spread of COVID-19,  all LAA intake services at the Edmonton and Calgary courthouses will be closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Legal Aid Alberta to intervene in Mental Health Act appeal

Feb 26, 2020

When someone is arrested by the police, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms promises the person the right to speak with a lawyer.

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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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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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