March 31, 2020
Lawyer Referral Service now In-House at Law Society
As of yesterday, the Law Society has moved operation of the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) in-house, from its previous service provider, Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG). We want to thank CLG for providing telephone operation for this service for many years and connecting countless Albertans with lawyers along the way.

LRS has long been one of the Law Society's most popular services with the public. Our customer service team will assume operation of LRS, expanding both the number of available staff and technology available to serve both Alberta’s lawyers and the public.

Customer service staff will respond to inquiries via telephone (contact information remains the same) as well as a new email option, available via the Law Society website. An additional online chat is also being implemented in the spring.

If you are presently signed up for Lawyer Referral Service, please take the time to ensure that your contact information and areas of practice are up-to-date by contacting Customer Service.

If you have any further questions around Lawyer Referral Service or the Lawyer Portal, contact  Customer Service
Master in Chambers Position Available
Recruitment is underway for a part-time Master in Chambers in Calgary (Job ID #1056887).

Maintenance Enforcement Program Payments During COVID-19 
The Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) recognises COVID-19 may impact a payors’ ability to meet their court ordered child support obligations. Similarly, it is recognised recipients are also impacted by COVID-19, and still have monthly obligations for the child(ren). Therefore payors making no payment is not an option.
To assist payors, the MEP will offer a temporary payment arrangement for less than the ordered amount or a temporary decrease in their current payment arrangement. This applies to payors contacting MEP looking for assistance during the pandemic due to loss of income as a result of COVID-19 diagnosis, self-isolation, loss of job (or reduced hours) or impact of childcare/school closure. Assistance to these payors will be temporary, and it is the responsibility of these payors to keep in touch with MEP month-to-month.
If you have payor clients that are impacted by COVID-19, it is important they contact their MEP Case Officer for assistance as soon as they know they will need it.