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Ask A Lawyer: The Vital Role of Duty Counsel

Jul 8, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Andrew Holko appears on the July 6, 2021 episode of the Ask A Lawyer segment of the Global Morning Show in Edmonton. Watch: Celebrating duty counsel...

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Fleeing LGBTQ2S+ persecution, refugee claimant starts a new life with help from Legal Aid Alberta

Jun 30, 2021

Western countries have made a great deal of progress providing equal rights to people identifying as LGBTQ2S+ but in many parts of the world the reverse is true. Diane fled...

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Over 300 attend Legal Aid Alberta webinar on Indigenous Courts and restorative justice

Jun 28, 2021

Over 300 people gathered online to learn about Indigenous people and the law, in a virtual event hosted by Legal Aid Alberta lawyers and staff whose work focuses on Indigenous...

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Legal Aid Alberta offers free public webinar to bust myths about Indigenous people and the law

Jun 21, 2021

There is a common misconception that Indigenous people “get off easy,” and Legal Aid Alberta lawyers want to set the record straight. “Considering the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in our...

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Legal Aid Alberta lawyer takes the lead on LGBTQ2S+ group

Jun 10, 2021

Chuck Easton aims to grow membership and support for the Alberta Canadian Bar Association's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community section.

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LAA earns two nominations in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential

Jun 3, 2021

The annual survey asks readers to nominate and then cast their votes for the profession's best and brightest. Voting is open until June 25.

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In The News

LAA’s Paul Welke discusses upcoming tariff review
Tariff and Roster Relations Lead Paul Welke talks to Global News Edmonton about the upcoming LAA tariff review. (Timestamp 13:20)
Global News Edmonton | May 12, 2022

TORONTO STAR: Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
Since the program’s inception Alberta Legal Aid has handled more than 95 per cent of the bail hearings in the province.
Toronto Star | May 12, 2022

Legal Aid hits bail hearing milestone
This week Alberta Legal Aid announced it had held 120,000 bail hearings for Albertans in custody since 2018, which is when the Alberta bail system saw substantial changes.
St. Albert Today | May 6, 2022

Legal Aid Alberta lawyers playing crucial bail hearing role
Legal Aid Alberta lawyers are celebrating a four-year-old initiative that has seen more than 120,000 bail hearings completed.
Red Deer Advocate | May 6, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine underscores the importance of standing for human rights and calling out abuse of power
LAA Immigration and Refugee lawyer Ruth Williams discusses paths to safety for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and other war zones around the world.
Global Morning News Edmonton | April 5, 2022

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