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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.

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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.

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New Youth Criminal Law Panel to improve access to justice for young people

Jan 15, 2021

We're working to ensure vulnerable Albertans have access to consistent high quality legal representation no matter where they live.

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Five helpful tips for when you need legal support

Jan 7, 2021

Staying informed is the best way to ensure timely access to justice for yourself and other Albertans.

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2020 Year in Review

Dec 17, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated the struggles faced by many Albertans and demand for Legal Aid services has never been greater. We are innovating and re-imagining our processes to serve Albertans.

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'Tis the season for parents to be extra cautious and creative with child custody visits

Dec 16, 2020

Legal Aid Alberta family lawyers: “Co-parenting can continue but at the same time you have to mitigate the risk for the kids and how many people they’re going to be exposed to.”

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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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