Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022

#BreakTheBias is this year's theme for International Women's Day.

Communications and Public Relations
March 07, 2022

March 8 is International Women’s Day. At Legal Aid Alberta, we’re celebrating the incredible contributions and leadership of women in the legal profession. We recognize that we are all responsible for breaking the bias in our personal and professional communities in favour of inclusive and equitable environments.

Below is a selection of news stories and recorded webinars that highlight the contributions LAA women are making toward fairness in the justice system.

Putting Families First

Champions for a Therapeutic Approach to Justice

  • Millions of Canadians struggle with addiction. In her role as an LAA staff duty counsel in the Edmonton Drug Treatment Court, Sonia Haer is helping Albertans break the cycle of addiction and crime.
  • Amna Qureshi, experienced an dedicated LAA staff duty counsel lawyer appeared on Ask a Lawyer to discuss mental health and its relation to the law.

Helping People Start Again

Support for Indigenous Albertans

  • LAA staff duty counsel lawyer Jessica Buffalo is a respected and experienced lawyer practicing in Indigenous Courts. She was a key presenter in a public webinar on Indigenous Courts and restorative justice. Jessica serves as duty counsel in the Calgary Indigenous Court. 
  • Jessica Buffalo appeared on Ask a Lawyer to share her expertise on Indigenous Courts and significance of restorative justice.

A Voice for Alberta Youth

  • LAA staff duty counsel lawyer Karen McGowan appeared on Ask a Lawyer to share her experience working with youth in trouble with the law.

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