Hearsay – Episode April 26, 2023

Program: Hearsay

Length: 29 minutes

Legal Aid Alberta - Part II

In the second part of this 2-part episode, Shawn and Nana continue their discussion with Kelsey Sitar about access to justice, Legal Aid Alberta, and the job action that began in August 2022. Although the job action has since been paused, Kelsey provides important context on why the job action started and the challenges the legal aid system in Alberta is facing. Shawn and Nana provide updates on what changes have occurred and are expected to occur. This discussion focuses specifically on the criminal law context of Legal Aid Alberta's services and features the perspective of a criminal defence lawyer.