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Albertans to have access to Legal Aid lawyers at 1st appearance bail hearings

The Alberta government is making Legal Aid lawyers available at first appearance bail hearings.

It says the measure will reduce court backlogs and help Albertans understand their rights. 308 more words

Politics

Do UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break, Just Not for the Reason I Did

I will admit it. I was not excited for UVA Law’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB). I had signed up for less than altruistic reasons. Namely, I had registered because it seemed like an efficient way to knock out the forty hours of pro bono needed to receive a Public Interest Law Association grant for the summer. 507 more words

Student Posts

The Law does not discriminate - if you are next, will you be protected?

Welcome back to Galvanize, the article you are about to read will inform you of the current crisis in the Criminal Justice System. I am pleased to have a platform where I can share my thoughts with you about this issue, as I believe you readers have the ability to initiate change. 1,270 more words

What Did I Learn?

My last day as an Equal Justice Works Fellow was September 27, 2017. Since then, I’ve been writing this post in fits and starts to try and sum up the experience. 4,665 more words

Public Defense Litigation: An Overview

Lauren Sudeall Lucas
Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

In Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court held that all criminal defendants facing serious criminal charges are entitled to the assistance of counsel, regardless of whether they can afford an attorney. 296 more words

Litigation

Breaking News - Guidance from Law Society on Criminal Bar Action

The Law Society has now issued formal guidance to members over the action which a large number of Chambers have joined since 1st April 2018 . 304 more words

News

Advice sooner for people threatened with homelessness

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into effect today. There is a change to the definition of ‘threatened with homelessness’, which has beneficial knock on effect in terms of eligibility for legal aid. 100 more words

Civil