EDMONTON — Legal Aid Alberta is changing its financial benchmarks, and the kinds of cases it will handle, as the province launches a review of the system, starting next month. 306 more words
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Today I’m a freelance writer. Three short years ago, I was an enthusiastic criminal defence solicitor. I represented people at the police station. I did trials at the magistrates’ courts and a handful of hearings at the crown courts, too. 937 more words
The justice system is designed to stand between victims and perpetrators. In Alberta, it’s sometimes hard to tell which is which.
Last week, politicians suggested a $44-million crime victim fund surplus could help bolster Legal Aid Alberta, the society that provides legal assistance to low-income Albertans facing legal peril. 554 more words