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
To better serve clients and Albertans across the province, Legal Aid Alberta has launched a new and improved support organizations section of its website. Legal Aid Alberta provides legal support to thousands of Albertans annually, and there are times when clients are in need of social or other legal supports to assist them in improvingContinue reading Support Organizations Resource launched
Just over eight months since the program started, Edmonton’s Mental Health Court has proven early success, and is in no small part due to the collaboration of Legal Aid Alberta lawyers and Justice Navigators in and out of the courtroom. The Edmonton Mental Health Court is designed to address matters where there is reason to believe that a person’s criminal charges are due at least in part to mental health…Continue reading Collaboration key to LAA’s role in Mental Health Court
Legal Aid Alberta Grace Auger, right in the photo above, won a Leadership in the Profession Award Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Grace Auger received a Leadership in the Profession award during the Women In Law Leadership (WILL) Awards ceremony on November 22 in Edmonton. Auger was awarded the Leadership in Profession (Government) award for extraordinary leadershipContinue reading Grace Auger wins Women In Law Leadership Award
Court rules that solitary confinement of youth not authorized by the Corrections Act A charter challenge against the extended segregation of an Alberta youth over the period of two years was successful this week when Provincial court judge Geoffrey Ho ruled that the unlawful confinement contravened national and international law.
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is establishing a Roster Representation Committee as part of ongoing efforts to continually improve the way the organization works with its Roster Lawyer partners. The committee will be composed of active LAA Roster lawyers and will serve as an advisory body to help LAA with its efforts to continually improve itsContinue reading LAA Launches and is Recruiting Members for New Roster Representation Committee
As part of Legal Aid Alberta’s (LAA) commitment to share its in-house expertise with the legal community, the organization recently held a very unique training session for Alberta lawyers. “Effectively representing children always poses unique challenges for lawyers,” explains Andrea Doyle, who is Assistant Senior Counsel with LAA and one of the team who presented atContinue reading Unique Training from LAA on Effective Representation of Children in High Conflict Cases