Legal Profession Act

The Legal Profession Act (the Act) is provincial legislation enacted to establish the Law Society of Alberta as the organization responsible for regulating over 8,000 active (practising and non-practising) lawyers in Alberta. In accordance with the Act, the Law Society follows its mandate to serve the public’s interest by governing the professional conduct of lawyers, overseeing the admission of newly-trained lawyers and preventing the unauthorized practice of law. Similar legislation is in effect in all other Canadian provinces and territories.

The Legal Profession Act is available in print and electronic format from:

Alberta Queen's Printer
Main Floor, Park Plaza, 10611 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2P7
Phone: 780-427-4952
Fax: 780-452-0668

Copies of the Act can be ordered online at

An online version of the Act is available at the Alberta Queen's Printer.