Staff Wear Orange to Commemorate Special Day of Awareness

Staff from across our organization wore orange on September 30, 2019 to honour Orange Shirt Day and to show support for residential school survivors and their commitment to reconciliation. One of Legal Aid Alberta’s core organizational values is that we are protectors. We serve Albertans, often the most vulnerable of us, and work tirelessly toContinue reading Staff Wear Orange to Commemorate Special Day of Awareness

Staff Lawyer Grace Auger Receives U of C Alumni Award

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) staff lawyer Grace Auger received a Career Achievement Award from the University of Calgary during the Arch Awards ceremony last week. Auger was presented the award for her continued dedication to her profession. She is a valued member of LAA and has spent her career serving Indigenous people of Alberta andContinue reading Staff Lawyer Grace Auger Receives U of C Alumni Award

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

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

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.

Legal Aid Alberta Negotiates New Governance Agreement

The new Governance Agreement and sustainable funding framework announced on Oct. 11 will give Legal Aid Alberta the flexibility it needs to help ensure the most vulnerable Albertans are able to access legal services and protect their legal rights. The agreement, signed with the Government of Alberta and the Law Society of Alberta, will provideContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta Negotiates New Governance Agreement

Legal Aid Alberta launches first phase of JP Bail

After tremendously hard work by Legal Aid Alberta staff and stakeholders from across the Alberta justice system, the Justice of the Peace Bail program has launched successfully. And according to early indications it’s already beginning to have an impact. The program launched in Calgary and Alberta South (Red Deer and all communities south) with theContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta launches first phase of JP Bail

How Emergency Protection Orders can improve the well-being of seniors in Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta has been able to support elderly clients escape unhealthy, and at times, dangerous situations. Elder abuse is a serious social and public health issue that can destroy a person’s independence, dignity and sense of security. It can also damage lives and destroy relationships. Whether it is emotional, financial, physical or sexual inContinue reading How Emergency Protection Orders can improve the well-being of seniors in Alberta