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The most special day, bar none

Aug 20, 2021

LAA’s newest duty counsel lawyer: “I knew I wanted to be a lawyer...to make a difference.”

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Three LAA lawyers mark 30 years at the bar

Aug 12, 2021

The 90 years of combined experience for three LAA lawyers celebrating three decades in the profession includes diverse backgrounds and an undying passion to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable. Wayne...

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Duty Counsel Day: raising awareness of the profound impact of dedicated lawyers

Aug 9, 2021

Canadians benefit from outstanding social services. We’re all familiar with our public health care, but few know about our legal services. We made a day to change that.

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Ask A Lawyer: When your freedom is on the line, LAA is here to help

Aug 3, 2021

Many Albertans find themselves at a disadvantage if they’re arrested and being held in custody by police.  They can be too frightened, confused, or overwhelmed to exercise their rights or...

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Mental Health Court provides support for LAA client to “do the hard work”

Jul 30, 2021

Teh Yellowbird was at one of the lowest points of his life. Unable to get his hands on the drugs he was addicted to, and suffering from withdrawal, he took...

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LAA releases Annual Report 2020-21

Jul 27, 2021

Facing unimagined challenges, we demonstrated our continuing resolve to serve Albertans.

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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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