October 18, 2023

Bencher Election Voting Information Package Coming Oct. 24

The Bencher Election Nomination Portal is now closed and candidate information is presently under review. Online voting information will be sent to all active lawyers entitled to vote on Oct. 24, including details on our online voting platform and the complete candidate information package.

Please note that candidates should not campaign until after the voting information package has been sent to all eligible voters. For more information on the Bencher Election, visit the website

Federation Launches Anti-Money Laundering Education Program for Legal Profession

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has launched a new online learning program, “Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Canadian Legal Profession”. The program is designed to help legal professionals better understand and respond appropriately to money laundering and terrorist financing risks.

Although some practice areas are more susceptible than others, any legal professional engaged in financial transactions may be targeted by criminals seeking to launder money or finance terrorist activities. To combat these threats, legal professionals must be aware of the risks that could arise in their practice in addition to their legal and regulatory obligations. Without such knowledge of the rules, they may find themselves unwittingly facilitating or participating in criminal activity.

The program is divided into five interactive modules that provide an overview of: 

  • the problem of money laundering and terrorist financing;
  • risks that may be faced by legal professionals;
  • key due diligence requirements under the Model Rule on Client Identification and Verification and how to comply;
  • proper use of trust accounts; and,
  • restrictions on cash transactions.

The program is available at no additional cost and can be accessed through the Federation’s website.

You may consider engaging with this resource as part of your Continuing Professional Development plan

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New Sole Practitioner Resource Hub

Running a law firm on your own involves more than just being good at the law – you also need to understand how to start and run a business, which includes bookkeeping.

To aide sole practitioners, information and resources on these important areas of running a business have now been organized in one place on our website to help you easily access what you need when you need it. All resources listed are available at no additional cost for Alberta lawyers. Consider engaging with these resources and supports as part of your annual Continuing Professional Development plan.

If you have any questions or have suggestions for resources to add to this area, contact Education.

View the Sole Practitioner Resource Hub

Alberta Court of Appeal Announcement

The Honourable Justice William T. de Wit will be sworn is as Justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta

The Honourable Justice William T. de Wit will be sworn in as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Alberta on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1801 at the Calgary Courts Centre, 601 - 5th Street, S.W., Calgary, Alberta.

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Upcoming Events

Association of Women Lawyers – Mothers in Law Zoom Playdate | Oct. 24, 2023

Visit our website for a full list of upcoming events.

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