June 11, 2019
First Nations Jurisdictional Issues: In Law and in Practice
Brooks Arcand Paul – MLT Aikins
Chief Vernon Saddleback Samson Cree Nation

There are still spots available for our special event in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Law Society is hosting an 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.
New Resource: Disbursing the Undisbursable: What to Do with Unclaimed Trust Funds
Law firms occasionally hold trust funds for extended periods of time when they cannot locate the clients or other parties to whom the funds belong. A firm may apply to pay the funds to the Law Society if trust funds have been held for over two years and the owners cannot be located despite the firm’s reasonable attempts to locate them. 

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.

Our articling surveys are still underway and we are grateful for the strong initial response we have received. Thank you to those who have already completed our surveys, and we 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 21st 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.
Fall Judicial Dispute Resolution Schedule
The list of available dates and assigned JDR Justices have now been posted on this   website .
The list of available dates and assigned JDR Justices have now been posted on this   website .
Read more about booking procedures   here.