On behalf of the Law Society of Alberta (Law Society), I am pleased to announce that Paule Armeneau, QC (pictured right) has accepted the role of Director, Regulation of the Law Society effective January 21, 2019. She will continue to hold the role of General Counsel.
Ms. Armeneau joined the Law Society in 2013 as the Senior Manager, Regulation. In 2014, she assumed the role of General Counsel and Senior Manager, Regulation.
In her new role, she will join the
Executive Leadership Team
and participate in the strategic decisions and initiatives of the Law Society.
Ms. Armeneau was born and raised in Quebec. A francophone, Ms. Armeneau received her Bachelor of Engineering from Concordia University in 1989, her Civil Law degree (LLL) from l'
d’Ottawa in 1992 and completed the Common Law equivalency transfer exams in 1994.
After being called to the Bar in 1995, Ms. Armeneau practised law as a civil litigator for 18 years in a mid-sized Calgary firm. In 2014, she was awarded the Queen’s Counsel designation.
Ms. Armeneau was an executive of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (2008 - 2014) and the Editor in Chief of The Barrister, a journal published by the Association (2011 - 2014). She has taught several courses at the University of Calgary, Law and Society department and delivered Practice Management Seminars for the Faculty of Medicine (Family Medicine Residents program). She has also volunteered with Legal Education Society of Alberta through the Canadian Centre for Public Legal Education program.
Ms. Armeneau contributes nationally to the work of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, serving on the Standing Committee on National Discipline Standards, the Discipline Administrator Steering Committee and other task forces. She also currently sits on the Luge Canada Appeals Panel.
We are thankful for Ms. Armeneau’s leadership within the organization and look forward to having her on the Executive Leadership Team.
Elizabeth J. Osler
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Law Society of Alberta