Increasing access to justice for Albertans

Alberta’s government is increasing the budget for legal aid by $40 million.

Legal Aid Alberta
March 17, 2023

At Legal Aid Alberta (LAA), we believe that access to justice is a fundamental right and that everyone should have access to quality legal representation. 

LAA is a publicly funded, non-profit organization that receives the bulk of its financial support from the provincial government. Today’s announcement of increased funding for LAA by the Minister of Justice is a welcome investment that will enable us to make an even greater impact in the justice system.  

We look forward to seeing the positive effects of increased funding on our mission and continuing to work with our partners to achieve our shared vision for a better Alberta. We will always advocate for equal justice and do our part to make the legal system more equitable for everyone.

Government of Alberta News
March 17, 2023: Increasing access to justice for all Albertans  

Quick facts

  • Legal Aid Alberta is currently providing full-service representation to nearly 35,000 distinct clients across Alberta. 
  • Legal Aid Alberta administers Alberta’s Emergency Protection Order, Justice of the Peace Bail and Duty Counsel programs, which provide free legal support to hundreds of thousands of Albertans every year. 
  • Legal Aid Alberta has more than 300 employees and 1,200 roster lawyers assisting Albertans in 75 communities. 
  • In 2023, Legal Aid Alberta will mark 50 years providing support to Albertans facing legal issues. 

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