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

Legal Aid Alberta Proudly Announces New Strategic Plan

With a new Governance Agreement in place, Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) has now finalized a Strategic Plan that sets the direction for the organization over the next three years. Having worked with the LAA Board of Directors and staff at all levels and across the organization, LAA President and CEO John Panusa released the planContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta Proudly Announces New Strategic Plan

Legal Aid Alberta to intervene in Supreme Court youth appeal

How long should young people have to wait for their criminal charges to go to trial? The Supreme Court of Canada may answer this question in a case scheduled for this February – and Legal Aid Alberta will have an opportunity to argue that under the new Jordan framework, there should be a lower “presumptiveContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta to intervene in Supreme Court youth appeal

LAA to provide duty counsel services at bail hearings

Government of ALberta News Release: Helping Albertans navigate the justice system The government is introducing duty counsel services at first appearance bail hearings to reduce court backlogs and help Albertans understand their rights. Duty counsel is a free service that is available to all Albertans regardless of income levels. Under the new system, Legal AidContinue reading LAA to provide duty counsel services at bail hearings

Legal Aid Alberta selects Gianpaolo (John) Panusa as new President and CEO

EDMONTON, ALBERTA (May 5, 2017) – Legal Aid Alberta announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Gianpaolo (John) Panusa to be the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 1, 2017. “An accomplished leader, John Panusa manages to inspire while also ensuring organizations deliver results in the short term andContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta selects Gianpaolo (John) Panusa as new President and CEO

Legal Aid Alberta announces Interim President and CEO

Edmonton, Alberta (Oct. 27, 2016)  Maria David-Evans has been appointed Interim President & CEO of Legal Aid Alberta (LAA), effective immediately. Ms. David-Evans brings a wealth of leadership skills and senior-level public sector experience to the interim position. She retired from the Government of Alberta in 2011, where she had served as Deputy Minister forContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta announces Interim President and CEO