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Access to justice milestone: Legal Aid Alberta surpasses 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans held in custody

May 2, 2022

Justice of the Peace Bail Program ensures Albertans have proper legal representation at no cost during one of the most difficult points in their lives.

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Student placement program offers hands-on experience to legal education

Apr 13, 2022

Law student Casey Caines shares her experience in the student placement program with Legal Aid Alberta

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LAA President, Board Chair each awarded Queen’s Counsel designation

Apr 7, 2022

Awards recognize exceptional merit and exemplary service in the Canadian justice system

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Ask a Lawyer: Refugee options for those fleeing war in Ukraine and elsewhere

Apr 6, 2022

Williams appeared on Ask a Lawyer to share Legal Aid Alberta's involvement in supporting individuals with immigration and refugee claims, and other ways Canadians can provide aid to those seeking refuge.

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Your questions about bail, answered

Mar 17, 2022

How Legal Aid Alberta lawyers can represent you when your freedom is on the line

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Ask a Lawyer: Holistic approaches to legal problem-solving

Mar 11, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta’s Criminal Trial Group recently marked its first year in operations with an appearance on Ask A Lawyer to share insights on how holistic approaches to lawyering can...

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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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