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Alberta launches review of legal aid program struggling to keep up with demand

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


The legal aid cuts: why I turned my back on the law

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


Editorial: Province must solve legal aid equation without raiding victims fund

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


New: Get $25 Just By Sharing A Case!

For a limited time, share a case on a social network and receive $25 automatically to invest in or donate to a case of your choice! 44 more words

Free Legal Services a Powerful Tool for Preventing Homelessness

This is National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. I don’t suppose anyone who lives in a major metro area needs a special week to become aware of homeless people. 948 more words


Things to Consider in Choosing an Executor

Aside from the guidelines that this provided you, you should also secure the legal aid from calgary lawyer | Russ Weninger.

Added Interest

I am told Michael Gove cannot abide self-interest. It may have been his perception of self-interest that caused him to rebuff the approaches of solicitor representatives to delay/abandon Two Tier this summer. 530 more words