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"Honoured to serve": Ryan Callioux appointed new Chair of Legal Aid Alberta Board of Directors

Sep 22, 2020

Called to the Alberta Bar in 2002, Ryan Callioux is an Edmonton-area lawyer who has dedicated his professional legal career to helping families and children.

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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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In The News

Court inconsistent on domestic violence cases during pandemic
Legal Aid staff lawyer Christina Riddoch has seen first-hand the impact of the pandemic on families and safety. She talks to CBC News about a noticeable increase in Emergency Protection Orders.
CBC Edmonton | October 14, 2020

Mental health court showing success two years after its inception
Amna Qureshi, lead of the Legal Aid Alberta mental health court team, said the court has completed more than 8,000 cases in the past two years.
Edmonton Journal | October 8, 2020

Legal Aid extends AADC to the end of November
Pilot project to manage court backlogs deemed a success.
Athabasca Advocate | October 3, 2020

For Canada to truly recover economically, we need new thinking around access to justice
Legal Aid Alberta President and CEO John Panusa says the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments to make tough policy decisions quickly, with multiheaded, Hydra-like consequences for citizens.
Globe and Mail | August 19, 2020

Legal Aid aims to clear court backlog with advanced appearances by phone
Legal Aid Alberta is offering to help Albertans prepare for court remotely, cutting the number of visits people have to make to the courthouse amid COVID-19.
Edmonton Journal | July 31, 2020

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