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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

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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