May 24, 2019
Share Your Views By Participating in our Articling Review Survey
Are you a current articling student, new lawyer (articled in the last five years), principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students? 

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 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
Farewell to Practice Advisor Ross McLeod
On behalf of the Law Society of Alberta, we want to wish Practice Advisor Ross McLeod ( pictured right) all the best and thank him for his dedicated service to the Law Society and the lawyers of Alberta as he retires at the end of May.

Those who have worked or corresponded with Ross over the years know that he is passionate about helping Alberta lawyers. He has fielded thousands of calls and emails for advice during his nearly 15 years as a Practice Advisor. As well, Ross has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta law school and has always been willing to speak at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Grant MacEwan University, LESA seminars and law firms.

Judicial Appointments
Congratulations to the Honourable Kenneth G. Nielsen (Law Society of Alberta Bencher 1996-2003), a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, who was appointed to the position of Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (Edmonton) on May 22, 2019. Read the news release from the Prime Minister of Canada. 

We also extend our congratulations to Justice Kevin Feth, former Law Society President, who was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench.

Justice Feth served as a Board Member of the Law Society from 2009 to 2015 and was President of the Law Society from 2014 to 2015. He chaired numerous Law Society committees, including the Legal Aid Task Force until 2018 and the Access to Justice Committee.

We thank Justice Feth for his time, commitment and dedication.

We would also like to congratulate Justice Kent H. Davidson, Justice Johanna C. Price and Justice Nicholas E. Devlin who were also appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench.

For more information, read the Government of Canada Department of Justice’s news release.