Lawyers who are currently
can now participate in the part-time membership pilot by selecting part-time status directly through the Lawyer Portal. To qualify, lawyers must certify that they meet the part-time requirements.
Lawyers who are
not currently active
and want to practise part-time should:
- Review the rules for reinstatement (Rules of the Law Society of Alberta 115-118) to evaluate the requirements needed to reinstate;
- Submit an Application for Reinstatement; and
- Select part-time status through the Lawyer Portal.
who applied online on or after April 1, 2019 who want to practise part-time can select part-time status through the Lawyer Portal once they are eligible to complete their Bar call ceremony. Students who applied prior to April 1, 2019 with a paper application will need to
to change their status to part-time.
on how to change your status using the Lawyer Portal.
Upon receiving approval of part-time status from the Law Society, lawyers must track their hours and billable tasks to ensure they meet the part-time requirements.
What are the part-time requirements?
After extensive engagement with the profession, part-time membership has been defined as a lawyer in private practice who:
- works fewer than 20 hours per week on average and fewer than 750 hours per year in total on billable tasks, excluding pro bono work; and
- has gross billings of less than $90,000 per year globally.
Lawyers who choose part-time membership status will pay half of the full-time membership fee of $2,730 (GST inclusive). The indemnity levy of $3,344 (GST inclusive) still applies in full to part-time membership.
Payment of Fees
Complete your status change no later than Feb. 11, 2020 to ensure that you are invoiced for the correct amount for the March 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021 membership cycle.
If you do not choose your status by Feb. 11, you will be issued an invoice for your current status. Changes to your status following Feb. 11 can still be made through the Lawyer Portal and adjustments to your invoice will be applied. See the
2020-2021 Pro-Rated Part-time Fees Schedule
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