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Mental health and the law: How a therapeutic approach is making a difference

May 5, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Amna Qureshi appears on the May 4, 2021 episode of the “Ask a Lawyer” segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Mental Health and...

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Is chasing paper a thing of the past?

Apr 23, 2021

Just think of all the paper we haven’t used in the past year!

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Busted: Five Myths about Legal Aid Alberta

Apr 16, 2021

For one reason or another, the legal profession lends itself to books, plays, and big- and small-screen dramas. Everyone has their favourites. (We’re partial to Suits, the CBC’s Diggstown, and on...

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Ask A Lawyer: immigration and refugee claims and the pandemic

Apr 7, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta responds to new challenges and changes to the way applications are handled.

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On the frontlines with Legal Aid Alberta family lawyers

Mar 26, 2021

LAA family lawyers Vanessa Cork, based in Lethbridge, and Kevin Livingstone, in Wetaskiwin, work with families in crisis.

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In cases of life or death, Legal Aid Alberta guides refugees to safety in Canada

Mar 19, 2021

“You’re saving lives and saving families, and giving people hope.”

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In The News

Lethbridge’s drug treatment court celebrates one year of success stories
LAA Staff Lawyer Brett Carlson explains that the program accepts people whose non-violent criminal acts are intertwined with addiction and who would face at least one year in jail if convicted.
Lethbridge News Now | November 26, 2021

Grande Prairie’s Drug Treatment Court now in operation
Sonya Haer, a Lawyer and Drug Treatment Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Alberta says these courts are critical for helping the crisis in the Swan City.
Everything GP | November 26, 2021

Red Deer now has a drug treatment court
Red Deer duty counsel Murray Shack has helped guide people through the justice system for 13 years and fully supports what drug courts aim to achieve.
Red Deer Advocate | November 26, 2021

It’s about time we celebrate Alberta’s invaluable duty counsel lawyers
Legal Aid Alberta President and CEO John Panusa explains how Legal Aid Alberta has continued providing services throughout the pandemic.
Calgary Herald | October 26, 2021

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

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