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Legal aid duty counsel stood by me at my lowest points

Oct 15, 2021

Everyone deserves to have someone by their side.

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Duty Counsel Spotlight: Child Welfare and Family Law

Oct 7, 2021

“The court system is intimidating and complex, and involves a set of rules that are different from day-to-day living. There are a number of myths out there about legal rights."

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Ask A Lawyer: Duty Counsel Day and the impact of duty counsel lawyers

Oct 6, 2021

Duty Counsel Day is Oct. 27 during Access to Justice Week in Canada.

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Join LAA in observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sep 24, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta has gone orange this week as one way to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30.   Across the country, Canadians are using the day to learn about...

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LAA making time to reflect and honour residential school survivors, victims, communities on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sep 17, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta offices will close early to the public on September 30, allowing our teams to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Most LAA services will continue as...

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Ask A Lawyer: In child welfare cases, family law duty counsel lawyers balance the scales

Sep 7, 2021

Family law is a broad area of law aimed at solving family and child welfare issues that are seemingly insurmountable. It isn’t unusual for people to find themselves in need...

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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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