The University of Calgary Faculty of Law Blog (ABlawg) includes commentary by faculty members, sessional instructors, research associates at affiliated institutes, and students on court and tribunal decisions as well as legislative and policy developments in Alberta and beyond. To mark Access to Justice Week, Drew Yewchuk, a staff lawyer at the University of Calgary's Public Interest Law Clinic, has written about some of the access to justice themed posts that appeared on ABlawg this past year. Check out the full blog here.
In May, the University of Alberta officially launched a major project to produce research on Indigenous law and governance that is led by Indigenous communities. The Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge (WLGL) is a collaboration of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Native Studies.
It was created in the spirit of Call to Action #50 from the “Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada,” published in 2015, and in response to community demands
Athabasca University is an open online university, headquartered in Athabasca Alberta. It is dedicated to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide. Students enrolled at Athabasca University can take classes in legal studies or a graduate diploma in legislative drafting.
The Alberta Law Foundation was established under the Legal Profession Act, in 1973. The Foundation is the recipient of the interest which financial institutions pay on clients' funds held in lawyers' pooled trust accounts. This does not include interest paid on a specific trust investment held for an individual client. The interest is made available to help fund the costs of Legal Aid Alberta and by way of grants to organizations engaged in activities which are considered to be in keeping with the Foundation's objects.
A talented artist and boxer, Danny has many enviable skills. But a childhood of abuse and neglect led to mental health challenges. He used drugs to cope with the trauma and, as they often do, drugs led to jail.
Danny was determined to make a change in his life and connected with the Calgary John Howard