Read stories that highlight our positive impact across Alberta.

LAA Public Events

Media Contact
[email protected]

Legal Aid Alberta combines expertise of youth and adult criminal lawyers to improve access to justice for vulnerable Albertans

Feb 12, 2021

LAA’s Criminal Trial Group prioritizes needs-based representation instead of age or location.

Read More >

FEB. 24 VIRTUAL PUBLIC EVENT — Teens and the law: What to do if bad behaviour turns criminal

Feb 11, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta hosts virtual event for the public on February 24.

Read More >

DJ the DC: Articling student joins Legal Aid Alberta as new rural duty counsel

Feb 11, 2021

UVic grad embarks on dream career in "helping people in need."

Read More >

Legal Aid Alberta hosts “Ask a Lawyer” series with Global Morning Show

Feb 8, 2021

LAA family lawyer Jessica Chapman kicks off Global News TV segment with insights and expertise on child support payments.

Read More >

Legal Aid Alberta adds new way of assisting sexual assault complainants in complex legal territory

Feb 3, 2021

New procedure will help reduce delays and provide Albertans with lawyers who can help protect their rights in sexual assault trials.

Read More >

Six ways the pandemic is changing the legal services landscape as we know it

Jan 21, 2021

How Legal Aid Alberta is finding solutions to ensure Albertans have access to justice.

Read More >

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

Find out how we can help you.

Stay Informed

The latest news from LAA delivered straight to your inbox.