February 8, 2022
2022 Distinguished Service Awards
Jointly presented by the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) – Alberta, the Distinguished Service Awards shine a light on the outstanding contributions Alberta lawyers make in their communities and the profession. Members of the legal community being recognized this year include:

Service to the Profession – Michael Greene, QC
Service to the Community – Judith Hanebury, QC
Legal Scholarship – Professor Joanna Harrington
Pro Bono Legal Service – Cynthia Dickins
Service to Advancing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession – Rani Wong

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 11:30 a.m. as we celebrate the accomplishments of this group of legal professions. Register for the virtual event and support your friends and colleagues.
Reminder: Have Your Say About the Future of Professional Development
Complete the Survey on the Draft Professional Development Profile

On Jan. 26, the Law Society and an independent third-party consultant, launched a survey to gather feedback from the profession on the draft Professional Development Profile (Profile). The survey is open until Sunday, Feb. 13, so if you have not had the opportunity to compete the survey, we still want to hear from you.

Take the survey to provide your feedback on the draft Profile. If you require technical assistance with the survey, contact ACT.

At the end of the survey, enter for a chance to win a free LESA course of your choice (excluding multi-day programs). Survey responses are confidential and will be analyzed in aggregate form only.

New Approach to CPD

The Law Society is working on a new approach to continuing professional development (CPD) for Alberta lawyers that is more self-directed and provides guidance around professional competencies that are relevant for legal practice in Alberta today. Two key pieces of work underway are the creation of the Profile and the development of a new CPD planning tool.

We want lawyers to be more engaged with their CPD plans and believe the new approach will provide more guidance and tools with the introduction of the Profile in 2022 and the new CPD planning tool coming in 2023.

To learn more, read our frequently asked questions and stay tuned as more information and training will be provided on how to use the Profile as it is rolled out to the profession following the June Board meeting.

If you have questions about the Law Society’s new approach to CPD, please contact Customer Service.
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