The Journey to Recovery in Drug Treatment Court

A year and a half ago, Stephany was facing 30 months in jail for crimes she committed to support her drug addiction. After a 19-month journey, she graduated from Edmonton’s Drug Treatment Court (DTC) as a strong courageous woman with a bright future – actively engaged in recovery, prepared for employment, and most recently gaveContinue reading The Journey to Recovery in Drug Treatment Court

Re-establishing Duty Counsel Services in Fort McMurray

As part of our efforts to ensure that all Albertans have access to our vital services, we are pleased to announce that full-time Duty Counsel services are being provided by our staff lawyers are now available in Fort McMurray and the remote community of Fort Chipewyan. Duty Counsel services are an area where Legal AidContinue reading Re-establishing Duty Counsel Services in Fort McMurray

Legal Aid Alberta releases 2018-2019 Annual Report

Legal Aid Alberta is proud to announce the release of our 2018-2019 Annual Report that highlights the value we provide for all Albertans, and shows why our services are necessary for the justice system to function effectively. Our new Strategic Plan highlights five key strategic priorities that Legal Aid Alberta is focused on, and ourContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta releases 2018-2019 Annual Report

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 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

LAA Launches and is Recruiting Members for New Roster Representation Committee

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

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