Legal Aid Alberta lawyer recognized as a Filipino Champion of the Year

Congratulations are in order for Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) Lawyer Desiree Tan for being recognized as a Filipino Champion of the Year. Tan received the award from the Filipino Champions of Canada (TFCC) on June 14, 2019, as part of the celebration of Filipino Heritage Month in Canada. Tan is a Senior Lawyer and TeamContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta lawyer recognized as a Filipino Champion of the Year

‘We are a welcoming place to many diverse peoples’

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) provides support to some of the most vulnerable in society, including new immigrants or those who have left their lives behind to escape persecution. Our commitment to protecting the rights of all our clients can be seen in a recent success story related to a refugee claimant.  A young woman fromContinue reading ‘We are a welcoming place to many diverse peoples’

Don’t want to wait on hold? We can now call you back!

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is thrilled to announce a client call back feature has been introduced in our Client Contact Centre in an effort to improve the client experience. Clients now have the option to request a call back from Legal Aid Alberta as an alternative to waiting on hold, and they will keep theirContinue reading Don’t want to wait on hold? We can now call you back!

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

Supreme Court decision on presumptive ceiling could have impact on youth clients

A decision pending in the Supreme Court of Canada could have a significant impact on some of Legal Aid Alberta’s (LAA) youngest and most vulnerable clients. On February 23, 2019, LAA lawyers Dane Bullerwell and Susan Haas appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada to intervene on behalf of LAA in the case of K.J.M. vContinue reading Supreme Court decision on presumptive ceiling could have impact on youth clients

Need to apply for Legal Aid? Head to the Calgary Courthouse.

Starting June 3, 2019, all in-person applications for legal aid coverage will be accepted only at the Calgary Courts Centre (601 5 St SW). Legal Aid Alberta’s (LAA) Calgary office will no longer be accepting in-person applications. Our office in the courthouse will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. onContinue reading Need to apply for Legal Aid? Head to the Calgary Courthouse.

New brochures help spread awareness of services

Legal Aid Alberta has launched a line of new brochures in an effort to raise awareness about the programs and services it delivers to Albertans. As part of its efforts outlined in its three-year Strategic Plan, Legal Aid Alberta has been working to improve the overall reputation and public understanding of the organization, its roleContinue reading New brochures help spread awareness of services

Law Society appoints Sarah Lanceley to Indigenous Advisory Committee

Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Sarah Lanceley has been appointed to a Law Society of Alberta committee aimed at advancing the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The Indigenous Advisory Committee was established as part of the Law Society’s commitment to respond to the TRC Calls to Action, and will collect feedback and provideContinue reading Law Society appoints Sarah Lanceley to Indigenous Advisory Committee

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