February 23, 2024

Registration Open for Mentor Connect 

Registration is open for the Mentor Connect program for both mentors and mentees. All lawyers interested in mentorship are encouraged to participate, however, we are seeking mentors in particular to pair with mentees.  

Mentor Connect is a traditional mentorship program that matches mentors and mentees based on areas of law, geographical proximity, personal experience and similar interests. Pairs are matched for six months and meet regularly either in person or remotely depending on preference. 

Through the program, experienced mentors provide guidance and support to mentees to help them: 

  • realize career goals; 
  • achieve greater personal and professional balance; 
  • develop practical skills; 
  • build confidence; and, 
  • learn best practices in the practice of law. 

The program is voluntary and open to all lawyers in the province at no cost. 

Mentorship Program Eligibility 

Any Alberta lawyer is eligible to participate as a mentee, but the program is particularly beneficial for: 

  • articling students; 
  • new lawyers recently called to the bar; 
  • young lawyers in their first years of practice; 
  • internationally trained lawyers intending to practice in Alberta; 
  • Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) students; or, 
  • any lawyer seeking advice about transitioning to a new practice area or practice setting. 

Lawyers who have practised at least five years, including inactive and retired lawyers, are eligible to participate as mentors in the program. Please note that mentor eligibility may be impacted if you have any past or current conflicts with ALIA or the Law Society’s regulatory processes. This includes: 

  • suspension, for any reason; 
  • disbarment from the practice of law or resignation in the face of discipline, by any law society or bar association in any jurisdiction; or, 
  • any open formal disciplinary complaints in the conduct process. 

Learn more about the Mentor Connect program and register as a mentor or mentee on our website. 

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New Resource – Staying Safe: How to Manage Threats and Physical Violence Risks in the Legal Profession

Lawyers being subjected to threats or physical violence while carrying out their work is a growing concern. While in the past these concerns were fairly isolated to family and criminal law, the body of research available highlights that other practice areas, notably general litigation, labour/employment and human rights law, also face elevated risk levels.  

Clients and opposing parties who encounter these types of legal issues often experience profound stress on multiple levels, including navigating the complexities of the legal system, encountering financial difficulties, adjusting to their new circumstances and weighing the potentially life-altering outcomes of their legal issues. Poor mental health and lack of personal community supports are also on the rise. It is important that lawyers take proactive steps to minimize the potential for experiencing harm and have a plan should they find themselves in an unsafe situation. 

View the full resource for more information on managing safety in and out of the office, maintaining privacy and making an effective safety plan. 

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New Land Titles Newsletter

Land Titles and Surveys will continue to expedite discharges of Orders for Builders’ Liens. This will help ensure there are minimal disruptions in timely payments and project financing. To receive regular updates from Land Titles and Surveys, you can subscribe to their newsletter below.  

Alberta Title Talk is a newsletter tailored to meet the information needs of Land Titles and Surveys customers in Alberta. As frequent Land Titles system users, members of the Law Society are encouraged to subscribe to receive monthly updates from government on potential engagement opportunities, technology advancements, support materials as well as process improvements.

You can sign up to receive the newsletter straight to your inbox, as well as find previous issues of the newsletter on the Land Titles website. You may unsubscribe at any time.

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