“A good introduction to the duties of a roster lawyer”
September 28, 2023
Since the summer, more than 30 lawyers and students have expressed interest in joining the Legal Aid Alberta roster. We are in the process of contacting all candidates and appreciate the patience of the legal community as we continue to implement improvements to the application and onboarding process announced earlier this month.
So far, 14 candidates have participated in informal information exchanges under the new onboarding process, with more interviews scheduled for others in the coming weeks. Three students-at-law have been newly admitted to the roster.
Among these additions is Jackson Mirasty, a student-at-law currently associated with an Edmonton firm focused on criminal defence work. “I was happy to be the first to test LAA’s new system. The process was a good introduction to the duties of a roster lawyer and an opportunity to demonstrate my aptitude in criminal law,” Jackson said.
“A good introduction to the duties of a roster lawyer and an opportunity to demonstrate my aptitude in criminal law.” Jackon Mirasty, student-at-law
LAA Roster Relations Liaison Paul Welke is optimistic about the first outcomes of the new roster onboarding: “It was great to work through this new process with Mr. Mirasty,” Welke said. “While it is vital to ensure that he and other new members of the roster have accurate information about Legal Aid Alberta to share with the public and clients, the highlight for me was getting to know a bit more about Jackson and some of his experiences so far.”
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