COVID-19 Update - April 15, 2020
Aid Alberta remains committed to serving its clients through this unsettled
period. Public health requirements as well as changes made by Alberta
Courts have resulted in some changes to our procedures.
LAA is accepting applications by phone for
all in-custody and all out of custody criminal matters.
The Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial
Court, Family Division, have determined that only a limited type of family
matters will be proceeding at the present time. As a result, LAA will continue to accept applications for Emergency and
Urgent matters such as Child Welfare, Emergency Protection Orders, Oral
Hearings and other domestic violence related orders, as well as matters
that have been assessed by the Court to qualify as emergent parenting issues,
and Immigration cases.
If you wish to apply for legal aid, contact
us at 1-866-845-3425.
We continue to provide legal services,
including Duty Counsel, at courthouses across the province. Some of those
services may be provided by phone or CCTV as determined by the respective
You should not attend court unless it is an
urgent matter and your personal appearance is required.
Please visit the Alberta Courts website (https://albertacourts.ca) for
up to date information on court proceedings, including which matters are being
heard and in which courthouse locations.