Read stories that highlight our positive impact across Alberta.
Feb 12, 2021
LAA’s Criminal Trial Group prioritizes needs-based representation instead of age or location.
Feb 11, 2021
Legal Aid Alberta hosts virtual event for the public on February 24.
Feb 11, 2021
UVic grad embarks on dream career in "helping people in need."
Feb 8, 2021
LAA family lawyer Jessica Chapman kicks off Global News TV segment with insights and expertise on child support payments.
Feb 3, 2021
New procedure will help reduce delays and provide Albertans with lawyers who can help protect their rights in sexual assault trials.
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