Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) & Insurance Claims

The Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) manages the insurance program for Alberta lawyers. Similar to malpractice insurance, the program provides professional liability insurance to Alberta lawyers.

Professional liability insurance ensures lawyers are protected if they are liable for negligence and ensures that clients receive the compensation they are entitled to.

ALIA is a member of the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (CLIA), a reciprocal insurance exchange that provides professional liability insurance for all practising lawyers in seven provinces and three territories.

Through its affiliation with CLIA, ALIA is able to provide lawyers with:

  • a reliable and permanent source of insurance
  • stable premiums in the mandatory insurance layer
  • reasonably priced and effective excess insurance. CLIA offers excess limits of $1 million to $9 million.

Every Alberta lawyer in private practice must purchase the mandatory insurance coverage. Excess coverage is voluntary.

This section includes information about:

Contact Information

Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association
Suite 500, 919 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P3
403-229-4716 or 1-800-661-1694
Fax: 403-244-3072 
Email ALIA (general ALIA mailbox)

Further contact details can be found in the list of key ALIA contacts.