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.
Quick Facts about ALIA/ALIEX:
- Professional liability insurance ensures lawyers are protected if they are liable for negligence and ensures that clients receive the compensation they are entitled to.
- The Alberta Lawyers Insurance Exchange (ALIEX), run by ALIA is an insurance exchange that provides professional liability insurance for all practising lawyers in Alberta. ALIEX provides lawyers with a reliable and permanent source of insurance.
- Every Alberta lawyer in private practice must purchase the mandatory insurance coverage. Excess coverage is voluntary and provided by the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association.
Reporting a Claim or Possible Claim
Lawyers are required to report a claim to the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) as soon as possible after learning of a claim or becoming aware of circumstances that might give rise to a claim. The policy is a 'claims made' policy. This means that lawyers must report all claims or potential claims during the policy period.
If you are a lawyer with a claim or potential claim, please submit a New Claim Report.
Once a claim is reported, an ALIA examiner will be assigned to manage it. Should a claim proceed to litigation, ALIA retains defense counsel to defend the insured lawyer.
Lawyers wishing to obtain a copy of the Alberta Insurance Policy should contact ALIA at (403) 229-4716 or 1-800-661-1694 or email ALIA.
For assistance with coverage issues, please contact Lisa Sabo, Director of Insurance.
All questions about eligibility for insurance exemption should be directed to the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association.
Please submit claims information or direct claim queries to:
Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association
Attention: Lisa Sabo, Director of Insurance
403-229-4716 or 1-800-661-1694
Further contact details can be found in the list of key ALIA contacts.
Find out more about the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association from our ALIA Financial Reports.
The personal information collected from you will be used by ALIA for one or more purposes contemplated by the Legal Profession Act, the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta, the Code of Professional Conduct, or a resolution of the Board of Directors (Benchers) and will be accessible to all departments of the Law Society of Alberta. The information may be used or disclosed by ALIA, now or in the future, for regulatory purposes including Law Society of Alberta investigations and proceedings. ALIA may contact you to obtain additional information, or to obtain clarification on the information provided. Should you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, please contact the Privacy Officer.