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Access to Legal Services in Womens’ Shelters

In December 2015, the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) published a new report, Access to Legal Services in Women’s Shelters, authored by myself and Dr. Lorne Bertrand, examining access to legal services among clients of women’s domestic violence shelters. The study sampled the views of staff and clients at three domestic […]


Alysia Wright

Right to Counsel Includes Access to Counsel

Introduction The right to counsel upon arrest is a constitutionally protected right under section 10(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On July 18, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the importance of this right in the case of R v Taylor (Taylor). In this case, the police did not provide an […]


Lorraine Snyder
Lorraine Snyder is a law student at the University of Alberta.

Long arm of U of A law looking to reach rural Alberta

At some point between birth and death, life calls for at least some legal services. But for rural Albertans, who, like their urban cousins grapple with everything from wills to business deals, vital access to a lawyer isn’t a given. That’s why the University of Alberta Faculty of Law is teamed up in an ongoing collaboration with […]


Bev Betkowski
Bev Betkowski is a Communications Associate with the Marketing and Communications Department of the University of Alberta.

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Program

Navigating the complex web of immigration laws in Canada can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned legal counsel. Now imagine trying to steer through these complex processes alone, after arriving in a foreign country with little money and limited English skills. With cuts to Legal Aid, drastic legislative reforms and very few […]


Kari Schroeder
Kari Schroeder is an experienced lawyer in Calgary in all areas of immigration and refugee law.

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