LAA staff lawyer honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

On March 4, 2020, Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) Queen’s Bench Duty Counsel lawyer Christine Le Quéré was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) for the province of Alberta. An appointment as Q.C. represents a great deal. Le Quéré will be joining a highly respected group of lawyers deserving of recognition and distinction for the exceptionalContinue reading LAA staff lawyer honoured with Queen’s Counsel designation

Specialized Training on Emergency Protection Orders

Legal Aid Alberta’s (LAA) Edmonton Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP) hosted a training session for staff and roster lawyers on November 25, 2019 in an effort to increase awareness around Emergency Protection Orders (EPO) and Family Violence Prevention Month. The lawyers who participated in this training represent a significant number of Applicants and/or Respondents inContinue reading Specialized Training on Emergency Protection Orders

Staff #GoPurple for Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. To show  support for ending family violence, staff from across Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) wore purple on Monday November 25, 2019.  Family violence is an all-too real experience for thousands of Albertans every year. In 2018-2019, LAA lawyers were able to help get 1,933 Emergency Protection Orders issued, assistingContinue reading Staff #GoPurple for Family Violence Prevention Month

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

Emergency Protection Order Program Reduces Barriers for Indigenous Women Facing Family Violence

Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) recognizes that reducing barriers to obtaining protection orders is necessary in order to help Indigenous women stay out of harm’s way when faced with a violent partner. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murder Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) final report calls on all governments to “ensure that protection orders areContinue reading Emergency Protection Order Program Reduces Barriers for Indigenous Women Facing Family Violence

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

Unique Training from LAA on Effective Representation of Children in High Conflict Cases

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