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Celebrate International Women's Day 2022

Mar 7, 2022

#BreakTheBias is this year's theme for International Women's Day.

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Crisis in Ukraine underscores the importance of standing up for human rights and calling out abuse of power

Mar 7, 2022

At Legal Aid Alberta we stand for the protection of human rights and equitable access to justice.

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Webinar highlights challenges faced by refugees and immigrants in the claimant process

Mar 4, 2022

On Feb. 28, Legal Aid Alberta hosted an Immigration and Refugee Law Training webinar for LAA roster lawyers featuring LAA staff lawyer Ruth Williams, and members of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

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Criminal Trial Group is taking on Alberta’s most complex client cases 

Mar 4, 2022

A Legal Aid Alberta Criminal Trial Group marking its first year of operations has been in court defending youth and adults who have changed lawyers multiple times and are facing...

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Family Day is no holiday for many Alberta families and children embroiled in long-drawn-out legal disputes

Feb 18, 2022

An insider look at some of the challenges Alberta families are facing right now from a family lawyer on the frontlines of the justice system.

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Answers to eight common questions about how legal aid works

Feb 16, 2022

Standing up for people’s rights is what we do. Here’s how, and why it matters.

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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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