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Three cheers for LAA’s new board of directors

Mar 11, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta welcomes trio of new directors taking seats at the table.

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"Ask a Lawyer" TV segment on teenagers and crime

Mar 4, 2021

What to do when young people get in trouble with the law.

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Legal Aid Alberta expanding service in rural centre

Mar 2, 2021

It's challenging to recruit lawyers outside of major urban centres. LAA is making a difference with a new full-time lawyer in Grande Prairie.

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Sweeping changes to divorce law in Canada and what it means for Canadian parents and children

Mar 1, 2021

Amendments to the Divorce Act geared toward putting the needs of the child first.

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Video and legal FAQs on youth criminal law

Feb 26, 2021

Albertans from across the province attend Legal Aid Alberta's virtual event to learn about youth crime.

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Teens and the Law: What to do if bad behaviour turns criminal

Feb 19, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta is improving access to justice for rural youth and teaching parents about the criminal justice system .

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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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