A ‘Made in Alberta’ approach to Indigenous Services

Metis youth advocacy program increasing awareness around culturally appropriate sentencing for metis youth Legal Aid Alberta aims to be the Centre of Excellence for Indigenous clients and communities by offering a more concentrated, knowledgeable and ‘made-in-Alberta’ approach to Indigenous services in both the rural and urban areas of the province.  In 2016, Canada had anContinue reading A ‘Made in Alberta’ approach to Indigenous Services

Understanding Sudanese culture key to supporting community

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) co-hosted an event at Calgary City Hall to raise awareness about the unique experiences of Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth within the Canadian justice system. The conference, Ubuntu: Experiences of Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth and a Reflection of the Canadian Judicial System, held on On June 14, 2019, encouraged participantsContinue reading Understanding Sudanese culture key to supporting community

Treaty 8 Resource Fair: An Opportunity to Learn and Connect

On May 16th 2019, Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) participated in a resource fair for Treaty 8 members. The event was coordinated by the Treaty 8 Urban Office, whose mission is to connect Treaty 8 members with resources they may need when coming to a large urban center like Edmonton. At this event, we were ableContinue reading Treaty 8 Resource Fair: An Opportunity to Learn and Connect

Supporting and growing Mental Health Court Boot Camp

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is participating in a Mental Health Court Boot Camp at the Edmonton Law Courts on May 4, 2019. Families Supporting Adults with Mental Illness (FAMI) organized the boot camp to educate families and other people who support those struggling with mental health issues to navigate the criminal justice system.  The ultimateContinue reading Supporting and growing Mental Health Court Boot Camp

Legal Aid Alberta participates in Indigenous Students Career Day

In an effort to showcase the work Legal Aid Alberta does to help Albertans understand and protect their legal rights, staff participated in the third annual Indigenous Students Career Day at Edmonton City Hall on March 12.  Andrea Menard, Manager of the Metis Youth Advocacy Program, represented Legal Aid Alberta at the event which sawContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta participates in Indigenous Students Career Day

Bob Aloneissi, left, and Deborah Hatch, both roster lawyers with Legal Aid Alberta helped organize the Junior Counsel Criminal Law Conference last week in Edmonton.

Junior criminal lawyers gets crash course in courtroom proceedings

Junior lawyers had the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in Edmonton’s legal community at the Junior Counsel Criminal Law Conference last week. Over 50 lawyers from the Edmonton area participated in two days of panel discussions on a range of topics that helped them build on the knowledge they learnedContinue reading Junior criminal lawyers gets crash course in courtroom proceedings

Legal Aid Alberta celebrates Law Day with Siksika Nation

Celebrations recognize 20 years since Provincial Courthouse opened its doors Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is committed to educating and informing the public about their rights under the law and the importance of appropriate legal representation for all Albertans. Representatives from LAA, including John Panusa, President and CEO, and Tyler Tollefson, Vice-President of Legal Representation andContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta celebrates Law Day with Siksika Nation

LAA Joins in Walk to End Elder Abuse in Calgary

June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and staff from our Calgary office participated in the Walk to End Elder Abuse to help put the spotlight on the issue and let Calgarians know how we can help support Albertans escape unhealthy situations. Whether it is financial, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, thousands of AlbertansContinue reading LAA Joins in Walk to End Elder Abuse in Calgary