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Ask A Lawyer: The Vital Role of Duty Counsel

Jul 8, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Andrew Holko appears on the July 6, 2021 episode of the Ask A Lawyer segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Celebrating duty counsel...

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Fleeing LGBTQ2S+ persecution, refugee claimant starts a new life with help from Legal Aid Alberta

Jun 30, 2021

Western countries have made a great deal of progress providing equal rights to people identifying as LGBTQ2S+ but in many parts of the world the reverse is true. Diane fled...

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Over 300 attend Legal Aid Alberta webinar on Indigenous Courts and restorative justice

Jun 28, 2021

Over 300 people gathered online to learn about Indigenous people and the law, in a virtual event hosted by Legal Aid Alberta lawyers and staff whose work focuses on Indigenous...

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Legal Aid Alberta offers free public webinar to bust myths about Indigenous people and the law

Jun 21, 2021

There is a common misconception that Indigenous people “get off easy,” and Legal Aid Alberta lawyers want to set the record straight. “Considering the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in our...

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Legal Aid Alberta lawyer takes the lead on LGBTQ2S+ group

Jun 10, 2021

Chuck Easton aims to grow membership and support for the Alberta Canadian Bar Association's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community section.

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LAA earns two nominations in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential

Jun 3, 2021

The annual survey asks readers to nominate and then cast their votes for the profession's best and brightest. Voting is open until June 25.

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In The News

The Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates the Appointment of Grace Auger to the Alberta Provincial Court
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) in congratulating Judge Grace Auger on her recent appointment to the Alberta Provincial Court.
Nationtalk.ca -- Canada's premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service | July 16, 2021

Indigenous courts and restorative justice
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo talks about why Indigenous Courts are needed and what restorative justice is, in advance of LAA's free public webinar on the topic.
Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen | June 21, 2021

Ask A Lawyer: How Alberta’s Indigenous Court aims to help increase trust, embrace culture
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo explains the need for and impact of Indigenous Courts
Global Morning News Edmonton | June 1, 2021

Legal Aid continues to provide services
Locked down or not, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to serve on the front lines of the justice system throughout the pandemic.
Nanton News | May 21, 2021

Legal Aid continuing to provide services
While the court system has been impacted by COVID-19 with many cases being delayed, and those accused of crimes being released rather than remanded, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to provide frontline legal services.
Hanna Herald | May 21, 2021

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