February 20, 2020
Thank You to Outgoing President, Rob W. Armstrong, QC
We would like to thank our outgoing President, Rob W. Armstrong, QC. Rob joined the Board in 2015 and has served on many committees and task forces. 

Rob's leadership guided the Law Society through a strategic planning process, which charts an exciting agenda for the next five years.

We are grateful to Rob for his time, commitment and significant contributions.
Welcome Kent Teskey, QC, President 2020-21
Kent Teskey, QC, begins his term as the 2020-21 President of the Law Society of Alberta today. He is one of the youngest Presidents in our history at the helm of the Board.

Kent joined the Board in 2015. He practises in Edmonton exclusively in the area of criminal defence law and has significant experience defending against regulatory and professional discipline allegations.

To find out more about Kent and his strategic vision, watch his video interview.
Welcome Darlene W. Scott, QC, President-Elect 2020-21
Darlene W. Scott, QC, begins her term as the 2020-21 President-Elect of the Law Society of Alberta today.

Darlene became a Board member in 2014. She is a senior partner in the Edmonton office of Dentons Canada LLP and practises in the areas of commercial law, real estate and lending. 

To find out more about Darlene and her goals for the upcoming year, watch her video interview .
Welcome Lou Pesta, QC, New Bencher
Lou Pesta, QC, has joined the Board to fill the vacancy left by outgoing President, Rob Armstrong, QC.

Lou is a senior counsel at Walsh LLP where he is a leading authority in real estate law. He also instructs law courses across the province to both realtors and lawyers.

For more information on the Board, please visit our website .
New Resource: Ethical and Effective Advertising
The best legal advertising is memorable, informative and assists members of the public to find lawyers who can help them with their legal problems. Effective advertising generates business and increases profits.

Advertising can be a controversial topic, as lawyers and members of the public have different opinions about what is in good taste, or what is consistent with the best interests of the public and expected standards of professionalism.
Practice Management 101 Sessions: Life Cycle of a File
The Practice Management team is offering two in-person sessions and one webinar on the basics of effective practice strategies from the beginning of a file through to the end. Join them for a discussion on these strategies that will increase your efficiency and decrease your risk.

To register and learn more about these sessions, click on one of the links below:
Practically Speaking Podcast: Mastering File Management
Can you imagine a retail store having no idea as to the nature and scope of their inventory? It would certainly impact their customer service and business success. When it comes to file management, the legal profession is no different.

In the latest episode of the Practically Speaking Podcast, the Practice Management team discusses one of the most effective tools in a lawyer's client service arsenal: the Master File List.
Canadian Bar Association Essay Contests
The Canadian Bar Association essay contests can help law students and young lawyers build recognition within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone research and writing skills. Find out more on the CBA website.