Ask A Lawyer: The Vital Role of Duty Counsel

Communications and Public Relations
July 08, 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 lawyers across Canada

Every day across Canada, duty counsel lawyers provide free legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people, providing access to justice and fair treatment. This service is essential, and distinctly Canadian.

Legal Aid Alberta and its 12 legal aid plan partners across the country are declaring a special day to raise awareness of the vital role duty counsel lawyers play in Canada’s legal system and to recognize the “unsung heroes” of the justice system.

Ask A Lawyer is broadcast the first Tuesday of every month on Edmonton’s Global Morning Show.

Related:
Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson announces Duty Counsel Day from the Canadian Senate

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Previously on Ask A Lawyer:
Ask A Lawyer: Indigenous Courts and Restorative Justice

Ask A Lawyer: Mental Health and the Law

Ask A Lawyer: Immigration and Refugee Claims During the Pandemic

Ask A Lawyer: Teenagers and Crime

Ask A Lawyer: Child Support Payments