November 3, 2020
Vote Now in the 2020 Bencher Election
On Monday, November 2, all active lawyers should have received their voting credentials (username and password) from eBallot via their preferred email in the Lawyer Portal. Before casting your ballot, please take a minute to view Candidate Profiles on the Bencher Election website, or learn more about the voting process.

To vote in the 2020 Bencher Election, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the voting site directly, or use the link found in the email from eBallot.
  2. Log in using your Law Society of Alberta Member ID and provided password.
  3. Electronically mark the ballot next to the names of candidates of your choice.
  4. Follow the instructions on the page to submit your votes.

If you did not receive a copy of your original credentials, check your Junk/Spam folder on your email account. If you need to update your contact information, follow the instructions on the Law Society website.

Once a day, eBallot will send out credentials to any lawyer who has updated their contact information since the start of voting. For issues logging into your ballot, contact eBallot via email or call their Voter Support hotline at 1 (866) 984-3125.
Financially Speaking Podcast: Lifecycle of a Trust Account
In the second episode of Financially Speaking, our hosts walk through the lifecycle of a trust account, from its creation through to its closure. And, in the spirit of Access to Justice Week, they're not only going to focus on the logistics and obligations of those trust accounts but on the key role that pooled trust accounts play in funding access to justice initiatives in our province, with a special guest from the Alberta Law Foundation (the Foundation).

The Foundation funds programs and services that improve Albertans’ knowledge of their legal rights and responsibilities, conducts legal research and proposes law reforms. Read the Foundation's 2020 Annual Report or listen to the podcast.
Court of Appeal of Alberta Notice: Electronic Hearings
In the Notice to the Profession and Public issued on August 27, 2020, the Court of Appeal announced that it would use electronic hearings for all Court proceedings until at least November 1, 2020.

The purpose of this Notice is to advise that, unless otherwise directed, all proceedings will continue to be heard electronically by videoconference until further notice. Requests to be heard by audio only (teleconference) or in writing only can be made by contacting the appropriate Registry.

  • Calgary Matters: or 403-297-2206 (Fax: 403-297-5294)
  • Edmonton Matters: or 780-422-2416 (Fax: 780-422-4127)

For more information or to view the full notice, visit the Alberta Courts website.