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

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

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

Treaty 8 Resource Fair: An Opportunity to Learn and Connect

On May 16th 2019, Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) participated in a resource fair for Treaty 8 members. The event was coordinated by the Treaty 8 Urban Office, whose mission is to connect Treaty 8 members with resources they may need when coming to a large urban center like Edmonton. At this event, we were ableContinue reading Treaty 8 Resource Fair: An Opportunity to Learn and Connect

Legal Aid Alberta participates in Indigenous Students Career Day

In an effort to showcase the work Legal Aid Alberta does to help Albertans understand and protect their legal rights, staff participated in the third annual Indigenous Students Career Day at Edmonton City Hall on March 12.  Andrea Menard, Manager of the Metis Youth Advocacy Program, represented Legal Aid Alberta at the event which sawContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta participates in Indigenous Students Career Day

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

Grace Auger, right, accepts the Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award with Justice Rosalie Abella at the awards ceremony in Edmonton on November 22, 2018.

Grace Auger wins Women In Law Leadership Award

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

Legal Aid Alberta celebrates Law Day with Siksika Nation

Celebrations recognize 20 years since Provincial Courthouse opened its doors Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is committed to educating and informing the public about their rights under the law and the importance of appropriate legal representation for all Albertans. Representatives from LAA, including John Panusa, President and CEO, and Tyler Tollefson, Vice-President of Legal Representation andContinue reading Legal Aid Alberta celebrates Law Day with Siksika Nation