“Repugnant.”That’s what the past-president of Edmonton’s Criminal Trial Lawyers Association is calling a new plan by Legal Aid Alberta to demand pre-payment for its services. Last Thursday, Legal Aid Alberta started asking all would-be clients for a deposit up front. Based on how much a person earns, he or she will have to pay between $25 and $150 to Legal Aid before they’ll be assigned a lawyer. “This is repugnant to our membership,” says Kelly Dawson, a member of the association board.
No. No. No. Please tell me we’re not about to relitigate the west LRT line. Edmonton, why do we chew our public policy cud this way, regurgitating old political arguments that should long have been settled? Sober second thought is one thing. Picking scabs is something quite different. With just months to go before the West Valley LRT line is put out to tender, a bunch of Ward 5 city council candidates have declared their opposition to its construction.
Defence lawyer Dino Bottos reacts after the sentencing of Richard Suter at the Alberta Law Courts in 2015. Codie McLachlan / Edmonton Journal Dino Bottos doesn’t back down from a fight. That’s what makes him an effective criminal defence lawyer. But this time, Bottos is taking on the Alberta Court of Appeal itself.
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