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What does Legal Aid Alberta’s vaccine policy mean for clients? 

Oct 29, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta has established a vaccine policy for its employees.   Effective December 15, 2021, all LAA employees attending an LAA office or workplace are required to provide proof of...

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LAA announces vaccine policy for staff 

Oct 29, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta is ensuring a safe workplace and helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 by introducing a vaccine policy for all staff members.  Effective December 15, 2021, all LAA...

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Duty Counsel Day national online event, now available to watch on demand, celebrates the unsung heroes of the justice system

Oct 28, 2021

Hundreds of Canadians from coast to coast to coast tuned into a virtual event marking the inaugural Duty Counsel Day Oct. 27.

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October 27 is Duty Counsel Day: Time for Albertans to know and celebrate their legal rights

Oct 26, 2021

Anyone can end up in court. When the stakes are high, frontline duty counsel lawyers are there for you. 

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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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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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