Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is currently
to fill three upcoming vacancies on its Board of Directors. One of those positions must be filled by a lawyer and the remaining two must be filled by members of the public.
LAA currently provides more than 297,000 assists annually in the areas of criminal law, family law, child welfare, refugee claims and other civil matters. It is an independent, publicly-funded, not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act, which provides a broad range of services to enable Albertans to resolve their legal issues. It operates under a Governance Agreement among LAA, the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, and the Law Society of Alberta. The Board of Directors governs LAA through policy, budget and business planning decisions. The Board of Directors consists of 11 members with a maximum of six lawyers and a minimum of five public members.