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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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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.

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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.

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In The News

Grace Auger is among the eight new judges recently appointed in Alberta
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu, has appointed eight new judges to the Alberta Provincial Court of Canada. That is the largest number of judges to be appointed at once in at least the last two decades. One of the new judges is Grace Auger, a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 Territory.
Toronto Star | July 21, 2021

The Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates the Appointment of Grace Auger to the Alberta Provincial Court
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) in congratulating Judge Grace Auger on her recent appointment to the Alberta Provincial Court. -- Canada's premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service | July 16, 2021

Indigenous courts and restorative justice
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo talks about why Indigenous Courts are needed and what restorative justice is, in advance of LAA's free public webinar on the topic.
Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen | June 21, 2021

Ask A Lawyer: How Alberta’s Indigenous Court aims to help increase trust, embrace culture
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo explains the need for and impact of Indigenous Courts
Global Morning News Edmonton | June 1, 2021

Legal Aid continues to provide services
Locked down or not, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to serve on the front lines of the justice system throughout the pandemic.
Nanton News | May 21, 2021

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