June 3, 2019
April Board Meeting Recap Video
The April Board Meeting featured information about equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, discussions about the Bencher vacancy appointment process and rule amendments around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

Rob Armstrong, QC, President and Kent Teskey, QC, President-Elect provide you with an overview of these topics and more in the April Bencher Recap Video. Watch now.
Articling Review Survey Underway: Deadline June 17
Have you been involved in articling in the last five years as a student, principal, recruiter or mentor? We want to hear from you.

Thank you to those who have already completed our articling surveys. We've had a great initial response and look forward to hearing from more of you. We want high rates of participation and detailed answers so we have significant and meaningful information to inform future decision-making about articling.

We are seeking feedback on the types of training and mentoring articling students are receiving, issues related to discrimination or harassment and how prepared articling students feel to practice as century lawyers.  

Take the surveys at the links below:

The surveys take about 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you can enter for a chance to win a free LESA course of your choice (excluding multi-day programs). The survey responses will be analyzed in aggregate form only. Nothing shared by you will be linked to you in any way. Please encourage your colleagues and articling students to complete the survey if they fall into the categories outlined above. The surveys will remain open until June 17, 2019.

Questions? Read our FAQ or email us
Law Society Launches Online Calendar Resource
The Law Society has created a free online calendar that lists all Law Society and Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association major filing and billing deadlines throughout the year. This includes dates for annual membership fees, insurance, Trust Safety filings, Continuing Professional Development and more.
You can add this Google calendar to your mobile or desktop . This will allow the calendar to fully integrate with your current calendar, making it easy to view and plan for upcoming deadlines. Updates to the calendar will be made regularly throughout the year and your device will automatically reflect any changes.

For more information on how to access this online calendar, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

To reference our billing and filing deadlines by PDF, please visit our website.
First Nations Jurisdictional Issues: In Law and in Practice
Brooks Arcand Paul – MLT Aikins
Chief Vernon Saddleback - Samson Cree Nation

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Law Society is hosting a special event on Thursday, June 20 at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, featuring two of Alberta’s leaders on First Nations and the law.

Brooks Arcand Paul of MLT Aikins and Chief Vernon Saddleback of the Samson Cree Nation will discuss First Nations jurisdictional issues as they relate to the law and its practise, offering unique perspectives and insight on a challenging topic.

A brief Q&A will follow the presentation. Lunch will be provided. The event will be recorded and posted on our website at a later date for those who are not able to attend in person.

For more information and to register, visit our EventBrite page and enter the password Lunch to gain access to the event.
Court of Queen's Bench Notice of Meeting: Surrogate Practice & Procedure
Lawyers are invited to have an open discussion regarding practices and procedures in Surrogate matters at upcoming meetings in Calgary and Edmonton .